11 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States


Learn more about your trip

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Chora Museum. Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Serefiye Sarnici.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday site.

Boston, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Istanbul is 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, stroll through Goreme National Park, thenHead underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, thenappreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Pasabag
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)

1
night
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir

2
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, thenexplore the activities along Konnos Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Landa Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Ayia Napa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ankara in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ayia Napa, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 12th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Kaleici and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ayia Napa to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Antalya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Antalya, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

Similar Plans

15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, teens, popular sights Preferences: July, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans