6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

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6 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Drive:  3​h
1
Goreme
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Konya
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
3
Ankara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kutahya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Goreme

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Konya route planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Konya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Konya sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Anitkabir.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ankara trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Konya to Ankara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Konya in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ankara, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kutahya.

Things to do in Ankara

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

1
night
Kutahya

Kutahya ©
Kütahya is a city in western Turkey with 237,804 inhabitants (2011 estimate), lying on the Porsuk river, at 969 metres above sea level. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of DumlupInar Sehitligi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kutahya Ulu Camii, and then make a trip to Germiyan Sokagi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kutahya trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ankara to Kutahya takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kutahya when traveling from Ankara in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutahya

Historic Sites
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Kutahya Ulu Camii ©
Kutahya Ulu Camii
Germiyan Sokagi ©
Germiyan Sokagi
DumlupInar Sehitligi ©
DumlupInar Sehitligi

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