11 days in Istanbul, Cairo & Beirut Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul, Cairo & Beirut Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Cairo, Egypt
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Head to Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısıfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and make a trip to Hippodrome.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Dallas, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are much colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then explore the activities along Nile River, and then walk around Al-Azhar Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are warmer, around 93°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Beirut, Lebanon

— 4 nights

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Let the collections at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and National Museum of Beirut capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Chir Bay and White Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Joining Beach (in Batroun), Tyre Beach (in Sur) and Saint Charbel Statue (in Faraiya). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Beirut Souks.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beirut trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Beirut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, you will find days in Beirut are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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