11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Bus to Belek, Taxi to Antalya
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Istanbul — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Buyuk Mecidiye Cami and Kucuksu Pavilion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuruosmaniye Camii and Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Beyazıt Meydanı, examine the collection at Istanbul Toy Museum, stop by Besiktas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St George.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Milan, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kayseri.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Kayseri — 1 night

Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Ataturk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kayseri holiday maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Kayseri. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Kayseri. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Goreme.

Goreme, Cappadocia — 1 night

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 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, then stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Zemi Valley.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme holiday tool.

Drive from Kayseri to Goreme in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Antalya.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Antalya — 1 day

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 26th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Deep Walker Diving Resort, then examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Toy Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antalya visit planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Patara.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Patara — 1 night

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Patara online trip maker.

Getting from Antalya to Patara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Side Trip
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Pamukkale — 1 night

Cotton Castle

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Patara to Pamukkale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Selcuk — 1 night

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip planning app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Izmir.

Izmir — 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 29th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Dunya Baris Aniti.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Izmir driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Selcuk to Izmir by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Selcuk in June, you will find days in Izmir are colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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.