24 days in Turkey & Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Turkey & Egypt Itinerary

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24 days in Turkey & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Ankara, Turkey
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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6
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Istanbul. In December, Istanbul is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
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 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then make a trip to Ahielvan Cami, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally take an in-depth tour of AnItkabir. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories, see the interesting displays at Gendarmerie museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, then admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally examine the collection at State Cemetery Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ankara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in December; daily highs in Ankara reach 3°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

3
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo), Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis) and Calis Tepesi (in Kemer). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antalya online journey planner .

Getting from Ankara to Antalya by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Antalya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manavgat, Calis Tepesi
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls

3
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, parks, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, and steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Antalya to Alexandria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Antalya to Alexandria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antalya in December: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 23°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, browse the different shops at Khan Al-Khalili, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and make a trip to Coptic Cairo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip maker app .

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Luxor planning app .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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