11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights

2
nights
Istanbul

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.
Family-friendly places like Chora Museum and Pierre Loti Tepesi will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), soothe aching muscles at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, walk around Gulhane Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Visit Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme National Park for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Fairy Chimneys and Gulludere Vadisi. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar Castle
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Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)

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Antalya

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phaselis and Kaleici. Kids will enjoy Antalya Muzesi and Hadrian's Gate. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Side (Tyche Tapinagi, Side Museum, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya road trip site.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manavgat, Phaselis
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

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nights
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tlos, explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz travel planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in August; daily highs in Oludeniz reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Tlos ©
Tlos
Babadag ©
Babadag
Old Town ©
Old Town

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