9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Antalya
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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel 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 much more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antalya Aquarium, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antalya online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect nights in Antalya to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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