14 days in Istanbul, Guzelyurt & Cairo Itinerary

14 days in Istanbul, Guzelyurt & Cairo Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Guzelyurt
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Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Serefiye Sarnici, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary site.

Madrid, Spain to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Madrid to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Guzelyurt, Turkey

— 3 nights
When in Guzelyurt, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Guzelyurt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cairo, Egypt

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guzelyurt to Cairo. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.