12 days in Turkey, Bergen & Oslo Itinerary

12 days in Turkey, Bergen & Oslo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Alanya, Turkey
— 1 night
5
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
6
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights


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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, thendon't miss a visit to Sultanahmet Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): Head underground at Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Uchisar
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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, 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.
Popular historic sites such as Ancient Theater and Temple of Apollo are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antalya Muzesi and Hadrian's Gate. Step out of Antalya to go to Serik and see Sillyon Antik kenti, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, wander the streets of Kaleici, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya road trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Antalya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Manavgat, Sillyon Antik kenti
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

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night
Alanya, Turkey

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), Head underground at Dim Cave, thenkick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alanya trip maker.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach

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night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, thenadmire the natural beauty at Museum Lepramuseet, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. On the next day, stroll through Helleneset, take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bergen vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Alanya to Bergen takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alanya to Bergen is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

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nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum in Oslo, thenstroll the grounds of Vestre Gravlund, thensteep yourself in history at Oscarshall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Huk. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at 22 July Centre, thenstroll through Damstredet & Telthusbakken, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Our Saviour's Memorial Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Aker Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oslo driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in May, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of °C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Vestre Gravlund ©
Vestre Gravlund
Sagene Church ©
Sagene Church
Old Aker Church ©
Old Aker Church

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