10 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly

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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. June in Cairo sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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