30 days in Mumbai, Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Mumbai, Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar. Step out of Mumbai with an excursion to Malgund Beach in Malgund--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, stroll through Aksa Beach, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and cruise along Marine Drive.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mumbai day trip planning website.

New Delhi to Mumbai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mumbai, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giza trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Mumbai to Giza in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Giza at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luxor.

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in October, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, take a tour by water with Coraya Divers Brayka Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gebel El Rosas.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel day trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marsa Alam in November since evenings lows in Abu Simbel dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dahab visit planning app.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Dahab in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dahab when traveling from Abu Simbel in November, with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Goreme on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Dahab

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Visit Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri for their historical value. Uchisar Castle and Gore Harabeleri are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Guray Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme online tour builder.

Explore your travel options from Dahab to Goreme with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dahab to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dahab in November: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in November, Istanbul is much warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©

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.
On the 16th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale day trip planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Trajan's Fountain. Popular historic sites such as Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and Public Latrine are in your itinerary. Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Troy Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and then test your problem-solving skills at Hotel Room Escape.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz sightseeing site.

Getting from Selcuk to Oludeniz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hotel Room Escape ©
Hotel Room Escape

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