17 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Bus
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Ras Um Sid, glide through the air with Sinai Safari Adventures, and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, then admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Must see
Ras Um Sid
4.7

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Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then head off the coast to Giftun Islands. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hurghada visit planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, Hurghada is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Safaris
4.8
Giftun Islands ©
Island
Giftun Islands
4.2

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Marsa Alam, Egypt

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then stroll through Sharm El Luli. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Must see
Sharm El Luli
4.7
Marsa Mubarak ©
Must see
Marsa Mubarak
4.5
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Must see
Abu Dabbab Beach
4.5

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Luxor, Egypt

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Gaddis & Co., then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luxor road trip site.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Marsa Alam in November, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Luxor

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Istanbul, Turkey

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 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the next day, take a stroll through Istiklal Street, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in November, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale attractions planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Ankara.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Hierapolis ©
Must see
Hierapolis
4.7
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4

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Ankara, Turkey

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then examine the collection at Gokyay Chess Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ankara online day trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Ankara in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Ankara sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your trip
Anitkabir ©
History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
Gokyay Chess Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gokyay Chess Museum
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Zemi Valley, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then appreciate the views at Red Valley, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in November: highs in Goreme hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
Love Valley ©
Geologic Formation
Love Valley
4.7

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