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

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Balloon Rides. Uchisar Castle and Goreme National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Pasabag, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

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 °C to lows of °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)

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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 Hadrian's Gate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Tyche Tapinagi & Side Museum). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and take a stroll through Kaleici.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antalya online journey planner.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in August since evenings lows in Antalya dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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

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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 Kizilkule.

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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
Kizilkule ©
Kizilkule
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave

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