8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 day

City of a Thousand Minarets

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, then wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairo holiday builder.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In November in Cairo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ortakoy and Rustem Pasha Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Antalya, Turkey

— 4 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cirali Beach and Konyaalti Beach. Get some historical perspective at Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Arykanda. Venture out of the city with trips to Ancient Theater (in Side), Olbia Park (in Kemer) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antalya trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Antalya are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are a bit cooler (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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