6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

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6 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo

3
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pamukkale tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

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