8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner

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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: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Istanbul tour planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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 · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.