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Turkey and Egypt in December

I have one extra day to spend either in Turkey or Egypt. I have to decide between Ephesus (Turkey) and Red Sea or Alexandria (Egypt). I need one choice between the three

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Hard to make a recommendation without knowing all of your travel plans. Are you going to be in all three places - if so, what is the breakdown so that we have a better perspective before taking a wild guess.

Off hand, I would say the Red Sea since it will have warm weather compared to the other 2 - I believe Alexandria could be rainy that time of the year.

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Although Egypt is one of my favourite countries in the world,it depends which of the three is closest but there is lots to see in Ephesus and it could be a long trip to Alexandia which I would not find worthwhile if thats the only city in Egypt you would visit.

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Thanks Arnold and Margaret

Here is my full itineary - I am spending a total of 9 days in Egypt ( 3 in cairo+ 3night cruise +1 day for Abu simbel and 3 days in Istanbul. I have one more day to spend either in Cairo or Istanbul.

Thinking of either Ephesus (day trip from Istanbul) or Alexandria (day trip from Cairo)

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I would use that extra day in Istanbul and have 4 days there.

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Given your full itinerary, my suggestion for the Red Sea won't work. It will depend on what interests you more and what your transportation options are.

I know that Alexandria is easy to get to from Cairo on the regular trains and has a number of sights to see. I haven't been to Ephesus (nor researched it) so not sure if can get there on your own or whether you have to go on a tour if time is limited.