Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help.
June 1, 2010 10:08 PM Subscribe
Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help. I have seen the other related topics here but I'd like advice for a longer trip than has been mentioned before.
posted by pbeans to travel & transportation (2 answers total)
Forewarning long post ahead.
I'm an American arriving in Egypt from Israel around July 4th via bus most likely. I plan to spend time in each country about a month (though if someone recommends differently, let me know). I have to be back in Israel the 21st of September. Everything else is open.
For Egypt I plan to mostly stay in Cairo with ventures to Luxor and Siwai (I don't have much interest in Alexandria though I'm open to it). For Turkey, the places I have in interest in are the following: Istanbul, Izmir, Selçuk, Bodrum / Gümüşlük, Fethiye, Sakikent Gorge / Kalkan / Kabak / Kalekoy, Antalya, Goreme (Cappadocia). For Greece, I've got less of an idea but interest in the following: Rhodes, Crete (Chania), Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Delos, Athens, Skopelos, Meteora.
I'm mostly going to be staying at hostels, pensions and beaches (etc). I have some money but hope to spend at most 30 USD a night for most (less when possible and more when absolutely needed). The stuff I'm interested in doing includes some touristy stuff (though less interest in the high admission museums and more emphasis in caves and ruins etc), street culture and food in urban areas, and relaxing beaches/nature (especially some of the more isolated areas), as well as some night life. A Couple of more specific questions.
1) Looking for general breakdown of trip posssibilities. I was thinking I'd fly from Cairo to Istanbul and train from Izmir to Greece.
2) Should I be splitting it up differently than 1 month per country? Obviously I will decide as I go.
3) Am I missing anything or should I exlude anything I already listed for each country. I'm specifically interested in people's responses to the locales I mentioned in Greece as island hopping sounds quite expensive. I'd lean to islands where it's not a big deal to sleep on the beach.