18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
2
Trabzon
— 4 nights
3
Istanbul
— 9 nights

4
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Istanbul to Urgup is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Urgup. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Goreme, Kocabag Winery, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

4
nights
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Get a sense of the local culture at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Trabzon Sehir Muzesi. Change things up with these side-trips from Trabzon: Giresun (Giresun Castle & Uluburun Plaji) and Uzungol (in Caykara). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, view the masterpieces at Karun Hazinesi El Sanatlari Ustasi, see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trabzon tour planner.

You can fly from Urgup to Trabzon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Urgup in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trabzon, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Giresun, Uzungol
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Yeni Cuma Camii

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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.
Visit Silivri Sahili and Dalia Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul itinerary builder app.

Fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in March, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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