5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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5 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

#Historic Sites
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Selcuk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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