9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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9 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo

4
nights
Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday builder site .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Antalya

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Greek Amphitheater, Vespasianus Aniti, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls, stroll through Ataturk ParkI, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect nights in Antalya to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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