12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cairo

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Viaport Marina, Istanbul Akvaryum, Camlica Hill, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, delve into the lush surroundings at Selale Parkuru, contemplate the long history of Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulhane Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Step out of Fethiye with an excursion to Babadag in Oludeniz--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get interesting insight from VIRA.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Fethiye in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fethiye, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Vira
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Babadag ©
Babadag

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