10 days in Istanbul & Antakya Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul & Antakya Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Antakya
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Istanbul — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nakibey Plaj and Eskibag Plaji. For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Amant Turc. Go for a jaunt from Istanbul to Buyukada to see Buyukada Tabiat Parki about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, visit Ortakoy, and soothe aching muscles at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly. When traveling from Dammam in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antakya.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Antakya — 3 nights

Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Mosque, visit Old City of Antakya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Habibi Neccar Mosque, and finally step into the grandiose world of Koz Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Antakya journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Antakya with the Route module. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Antakya are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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