8 days in Turkey, Egypt & Albania Itinerary

8 days in Turkey, Egypt & Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey, Egypt & Albania Itinerary

Start: Gdansk, Poland
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Gdansk, Poland

3
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.
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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder site .

Gdansk, Poland to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Gdansk in July, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

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.
On the 30th (Tue), stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Goreme attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Balloon Rides
Arts & Crafts Cappadocia ©
Arts & Crafts Cappadocia

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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You can fly from Goreme to Cairo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Dajti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): learn about all things military at BunkArt 1, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tirana online holiday planner .

Getting from Cairo to Tirana by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairo in August since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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