12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 2 nights
2
Manavgat
— 1 night
3
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
4
Ankara
— 1 night
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
6
Istanbul
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antalya holiday builder website.

London, UK to Antalya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Antalya. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Antalya hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

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Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), examine the collection at Side Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, and finally delve into the distant past at Devlet Agorasi.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manavgat trip planner.

Drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums
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Side Museum ©
Side Museum
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)

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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 14th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, and finally delve into the distant past at Tlos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, take a stroll through Old Town, then trek along The Lycian Way, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz travel tool.

You can drive from Manavgat to Oludeniz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Manavgat in August, things will get a bit cooler in Oludeniz: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Tlos ©
Tlos
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ankara driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Ankara in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oludeniz in August: highs in Ankara hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then head outdoors with Royal Balloon, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, and finally explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ankara to Goreme by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Guray Museum, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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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 Little Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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