29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
2
Van
— 2 nights
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
4
Manavgat
— 1 night
5
Antalya
— 6 nights

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Gama Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Mosque and Complex, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Istanbul is 8 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Van.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 11:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Van

Van ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Akdamar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Van Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Aydin Periham AVM.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Van driving holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Van with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Van

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Van Museum ©
Van Museum
Akdamar Island ©
Akdamar Island
Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami

7
nights
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.
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Zelve Open Air Museum and Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Nevsehir (Hacibektas & Kaymakli). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Red Valley, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel route planner.

You can drive from Van to Goreme in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Avanos, Urgup, Ortahisar, Uchisar
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:
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Red Valley ©
Red Valley
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Kaymakli
Kaymakli

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Alara Grand Bazaar, then make a trip to Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and then delve into the distant past at Side Antik Kenti.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Manavgat takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in April: high temperatures in Manavgat hover around 72°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Alara Grand Bazaar
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Side Antik Kenti ©
Side Antik Kenti
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)
Alara Grand Bazaar ©
Alara Grand Bazaar

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carya Golf Club and Antalya Golf Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ataturk Boulevard and Toscana Sanat Galerisi. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Bucht Von Adrasan (in Adrasan) and Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki (in Kemer). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Orkun Ozan Art Gallery, browse the different shops at MarkAntalya, browse the eclectic array of goods at Cumartesi-Pazari, and browse the range of quality goods at Balon Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip site.

You can drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Antalya are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Carya Golf Club, Bucht Von Adrasan, Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Carya Golf Club ©
Carya Golf Club
Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum ©
Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum
Ataturk House & Museum ©
Ataturk House & Museum

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