13 days in Turkey, Tbilisi & Batumi Itinerary

13 days in Turkey, Tbilisi & Batumi Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey, Tbilisi & Batumi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi online day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Tbilisi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Tbilisi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites
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Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

2
nights
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), steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tbilisi to Pamukkale in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tbilisi to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

1
night
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): do a tasting at Vinbodrum, do a tasting at Karnas Vineyards, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bodrum City online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Bodrum City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Wineries Historic Sites
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Vinbodrum ©
Vinbodrum
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii ©
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii
Karnas Vineyards ©
Karnas Vineyards

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Bezirhane Pottery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then stop by Alaturca Taner. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in February, Goreme is colder at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bezirhane Pottery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Ali and Nino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Batumi trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Batumi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Batumi is 1 hour. Traveling from Goreme in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Batumi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Casinos Fun & Games
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Casino International ©
Casino International
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard

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