12 days in Turkey, Batumi & Tbilisi Itinerary

12 days in Turkey, Batumi & Tbilisi Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey, Batumi & Tbilisi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder .

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Guney Selalesi
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Guney Selalesi ©
Guney Selalesi

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goreme day trip planning app .

Getting from Pamukkale to Goreme by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Goreme are 12°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Batumi Boulevard and then admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Batumi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Batumi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Batumi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Batumi, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Tbilisi is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, and do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Batumi to Tbilisi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Batumi in February: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

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