First time to Egypt and Turkey

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1. Posted by kiku (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello guyz
I am planning to go to Turkey and Egypt
But I have no idea where I should go for 5 days each country.
Please gimme advices, I would be all way alone, female...
I am backpacker, please advices me safe hostels....


2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I can definitely advise you about Egypt. First, I have to be frank. 5 days is not much at all in Egypt. But since that is what you have, here are my suggestions.

Cairo = 3 days
Luxor and the Valley of the Kings = 2 days

If you can squeeze in more day, Aswan is worth a visit since that is where the Nile experience is the best.

Hope this helps.


3. Posted by heff (Budding Member 63 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I went to Turkey last year, wherever you go you get a good vibe but considering the main transport is on buses and they take a day to go between towns, I would recommend going just to Istanbul for maybe 2 nights and then moving on to Egypt.

I spent nearly a week in Istanbul and also travelled around Turkey, a couple of weeks is needed but 2 nights in Istanbul should be enough to get a feel for it and those priceless memories.


4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you got only 10 days, pick one country out of the two. Egypt and Turkey are both very large, travelling from one end to the other alone takes about 1 day at least. There is no way you can cover the main sites of Turkey or Egypt in 5 days - but you can in 10 if you pick them carefully.

heff's and pranavc's advice is very good, btw.

My suggestions:

Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Goreme, Pamukkale. For more suggestions look here:

Egypt: Aswan (2-3 days, one for Abu Simbel), Luxor and Cairo. If you are flying with Egypt Air, one inland flight is free, so I suggest catching a flight to Aswan, taking the tour to Abu Simbel and then bus and train your way to Cairo and the Airport via Luxor.

5. Posted by patrickser (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey kiku,

I’m getting you very well, and also I understood that what’s your planning. Your planning is good, I will also suggest for turkey. It's very good place, we can get all this things there...

Good Luck & Happy Journey..!!


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