8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in February: highs in Istanbul hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.