14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5​h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Izmir
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h 45​min
4
Konya
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Halic. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

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

Paris, France to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 17°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Bursa. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Izmir.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii

3
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and KEY Museum. Visit Basilica of St. Jonh and Fatih Cinili Cami for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, and learn about winemaking at Usca Winery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Izmir trip planner .

You can drive from Bursa to Izmir in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, Izmir is little chillier than Bursa - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
KEY Museum ©
KEY Museum

2
nights
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mevlana Muzesi and Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi. Visit Konya Kapu Cami and Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: do some two-wheel cruising with Kent Ormani, take an in-depth tour of Konyanuma Panorama Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amber Reis Camii.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Konya trip planner .

Getting from Izmir to Konya by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Izmir in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Konya: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Meram
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi
Zaman Muzesi ©
Zaman Muzesi

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of PTT Pul Muzesi, make a trip to Roman Wall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally get engrossed in the history at II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ankara road trip tool .

You can take a train from Konya to Ankara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Konya in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ankara, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites
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PTT Pul Muzesi ©
PTT Pul Muzesi
Tacettin Sultan Cami ©
Tacettin Sultan Cami

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