11 days in Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Trabzon, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
4
Fethiye, Turkey
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Giza Plateau and Statue of Ramesses II will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Cairo Citadel, and get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairo holiday builder .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Giza
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Giza Plateau ©
Giza Plateau
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, stop by Jennifer's Hamam, contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, then wander the streets of Eminonu Square, and finally wander the streets of Beyoglu.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planner .

Getting from Cairo to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Cairo in November, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

2
nights
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gulbahar Hatun Cami and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon online road trip planner .

Fly from Istanbul to Trabzon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Trabzon when traveling from Istanbul in November, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Cami ©
Gulbahar Hatun Cami

4
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayakoy and Patara Plajı. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaunos and Tlos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Dalyan (Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop, Lycian Rock Tombs, & more), Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara) and Marmaris (Caunos Tombs of the Kings & Carian rock tombs). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, wander the streets of Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye itinerary planner.

Fly from Trabzon to Fethiye in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Trabzon in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fethiye: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dalyan, Patara, Marmaris, Xanthos Antik Kenti
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Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs
Patara Plajı ©
Patara Plajı
Kaunos ©
Kaunos

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