11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Alanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Istanbul

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chora Museum and Yeni Camii. Kids will appreciate attractions like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Pierre Loti Tepesi. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, admire the striking features of Sultanahmet Square, and contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Gulludere Vadisi. Uchisar Castle and Goreme National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Pasabag.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time 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)

3
nights
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.
Ancient Theater and Temple of Apollo will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Antalya Muzesi and Kaleici. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Tyche Tapinagi & Side Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya online itinerary planner.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Antalya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

2
nights
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, thengo for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and then stroll through Kleopatra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, and then take some stellar pictures from Red Tower.

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Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Nature Beaches
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Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave

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