8 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll through Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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Getting from Cairo to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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