7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and finally stroll around Gulhane Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul travel planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. September in Istanbul sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antalya Muzesi and Perge Ancient City. Popular historic sites such as Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Hadrian's Gate are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Antalya driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Antalya, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Side Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manavgat trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums
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Side Museum ©
Side Museum
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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