17 days in Egypt, Turkey & Lisbon Itinerary

17 days in Egypt, Turkey & Lisbon Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and look for gifts at Golden Bird Bazaar.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cairo. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect nights in Cairo to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Istanbul hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more) and Obidos (Pelourinho De Obidos, Vila Natal, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Lisbon in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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