8 days in Antalya & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Antalya & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Antalya & Istanbul Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  13​h
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cairo

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Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Antalya custom trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Antalya is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Antalya to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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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.
Relax by the water at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. Golden Horn and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, enjoy the sand and surf at Solar Plajı, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antalya in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Golden Horn ©
Golden Horn
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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