11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 day


Istanbul — 2 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and don't miss a visit to Hippodrome.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Istanbul. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fethiye.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip
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Fethiye — 2 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then walk around Oludeniz.

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You can fly from Goreme to Fethiye in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Fethiye. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Antalya.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Antalya — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then take a stroll through Kaleici. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Antalya Aquarium, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then get in on the family fun at The Land of Legends Theme Park.

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You can take a bus from Fethiye to Antalya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Istanbul — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia.

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Traveling by flight from Antalya to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antalya in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cappadocia travel guide

History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.

Antalya Province travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.