9 days in Istanbul & Fethiye Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Fethiye Itinerary

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9 days in Istanbul & Fethiye Itinerary

Start: Hurghada
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cairo

5
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Hurghada, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hurghada in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then stroll around Oludeniz, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Fethiye takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect nights in Fethiye to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Iztuzu Beach 2
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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