12 days in Bodrum City & Istanbul Itinerary

12 days in Bodrum City & Istanbul Itinerary

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12 days in Bodrum City & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

4
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Take a break from the city and head to Akvaryum PlajI and Kumbahce Sahili. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mor Plaj and Gun Batimi Plaji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bodrum City: Oda Sanat Art Boutique (in Datca) and Gokceler Kanyonu (in Milas). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yaliciftlik Sahili, steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, take in the waterfront activity at D-Marin Turgutreis, and raise your glass at Tuna Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City road trip tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Bodrum City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in October, with highs in Bodrum City at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Turgutreis, Torba Plaji, Mor Plaj, Gokceler Kanyonu, Oda Sanat Art Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji
Oda Sanat Art Boutique ©
Oda Sanat Art Boutique
Myndos Gate ©
Myndos Gate

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Kids will enjoy Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, kick back and relax at Aqua Beach, and stroll through Dalia Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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