7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Selcuk
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dalia Beach and Solar Plajı. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online vacation planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Dalyan.

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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Kaunos, then explore the ancient world of Dalyan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Dalyan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Dalyan ©
Dalyan

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day
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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