7 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

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7 days in Cairo & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Dalyan, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oludeniz, Turkey
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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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.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
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Dalyan, Turkey

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Dalyan driving holiday tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Dalyan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you will find days in Dalyan are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

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Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz tour builder .

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online vacation maker .

Drive from Oludeniz to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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