8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights

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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), contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, thenwander 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 aiport is Cairo International Airport. In November in Cairo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River
Oum El Dounia Gallery ©
Oum El Dounia Gallery

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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.
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °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
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cirali Beach and Konyaalti Beach. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Theater and Phaselis. Venture out of the city with trips to Arykanda (in Demre (Kale)), Olbia Park (in Kemer) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Antalya are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kemer, Ancient Theater, Arykanda, Cirali Beach, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

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