8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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day
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the activities along Nile River, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Parks
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River
Oum El Dounia Gallery ©
Oum El Dounia Gallery

2
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.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip maker .

You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Cairo in November, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©

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nights
Antalya, Turkey

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cirali Beach and Phaselis Antique City. Visit Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Arykanda for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Olbia Park (in Kemer) and Greek Amphitheater (in Side). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and browse the different shops at TerraCity.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antalya road trip website .

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Antalya to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Olbia Park, Arykanda, Greek Amphitheater, Phaselis Antique City
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Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Phaselis Antique City ©
Phaselis Antique City

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