10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Antalya
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Istanbul
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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.
Get outdoors at Goreme National Park and Off-Road Tours. Visit Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open-Air Museum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeri yoruk.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Goreme is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Turkey Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Antalya.
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Antalya — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): soak in style at Turkish baths, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and finally take a stroll through Kaleici. Keep things going the next day: stop by Stem Uniquely Handcrafted, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in December, expect Antalya to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Istanbul — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Galata Tower. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ortakoy, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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