10 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

10 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

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10 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Perissa, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Uchisar, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Perissa, Greece

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Red Beach, then look for gifts at Faros Market, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the next day, get great views at Sunset in Oia, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Perissa trip builder.

Do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Athens to Perissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Perissa, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Perissa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Artemis Karamolegos Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Faros Market ©
Faros Market

1
night
Uchisar, Turkey

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MyTrip Travel. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then see the top attractions with MyTrip Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, then don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, then Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, and finally look for gifts at Galerie Faruk.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uchisar vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Perissa to Uchisar with the Route module. While traveling from Perissa, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Uchisar, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Uchisar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu
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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally don't miss a visit to Sultanahmet Square. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uchisar to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Uchisar in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Excursion Cairo Day Tour. On the 7th (Wed), admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), then go all around town with Excursion Cairo Day Tour, and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Cairo with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Excursion Cairo Day Tour ©
Excursion Cairo Day Tour
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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