11 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Kas, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Old Market, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and then head outdoors with Sheikh Coast Diving Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kas.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Sheikh Coast Diving Center ©
Sheikh Coast Diving Center
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
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Kas, Turkey

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Kaputas Beach, then stop by Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, and then stroll through Patara Plajı. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with LikyaArt, then stop by Silver Harmoni, and then kick back and relax at Flora Boat.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Kas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Kas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Kas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Patara Plajı
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat
LikyaArt ©
LikyaArt

1
night
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith, stop by Simons Diamonds, stop by Ruby, then stop by My Silver Jewellery, and finally stroll through Icmeler Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris travel route tool .

Getting from Kas to Marmaris by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marmaris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Beaches Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

1
night
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally stop by Socrates.

Start your trip to Bodrum City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bodrum City, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Beaches Parks
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Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

2
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 11th (Thu), wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk holiday planner .

Take a bus from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Selcuk, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Get some cultural insight at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Explore hidden gems such as Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Orient Bazaar, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme day trip planning site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in October, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uchisar Castle
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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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