9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 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 an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Antalya

— 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 find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Side (Ancient Theater, Vespasianus Aniti, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya day trip website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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