18 days in Turkey & Rome Itinerary

18 days in Turkey & Rome Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Antalya, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Antalya, Turkey

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel tool.

Antalya to Goreme is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antalya in January, with highs in Goreme at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey app.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Rome to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, thencontemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pamukkale takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Pamukkale is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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