13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ancient Theater and Temple of Apollo are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Antalya Muzesi and Aspendos Ruins and Theater. When in Antalya, make a side trip to see Kleopatra Beach in Alanya, approximately Alanya away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary maker tool.

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Kleopatra Beach
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Antalya, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
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Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 Off-Road Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Goreme National Park. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Ihlara Valley in Guzelyurt--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Goreme using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in April: highs in Goreme hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ihlara Valley, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uchisar Castle
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Off-Road Tours
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary 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 April, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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