60 days in Turkey, Alexandria & Kazan Itinerary

60 days in Turkey, Alexandria & Kazan Itinerary

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Alexandria, Egypt
— 29 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 15 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Izmir, Turkey
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Alexandria, Egypt

— 29 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Dahab reef (in Kawm ad Dahab) and El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein World War II Military Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get your bearings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, and admire the striking features of Deir Anba Bishoi.

Plan my day in Alexandria using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Alexandria is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Surabaya to Alexandria is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Surabaya in April, things will get slightly colder in Alexandria: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kazan, Russia

— 15 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh, &more), Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Trinity Cathedral, &more) and Mosque Dzhamig (in Zelenodolsk). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kazan online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Alexandria to Kazan with the Route module. Traveling from Alexandria to Kazan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alexandria in May, with highs in Kazan at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online day trip planner.

Fly from Kazan to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kazan in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Izmir, Turkey

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Get out of town with these interesting Izmir side-trips: Selcuk (Temple of Hadrian, Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), &more), Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Kusadasi (Kaleici Camii & Ladies Beach). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at KEY Museum, don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu, and view the masterpieces at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Izmir by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.