20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
Fly
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Izmir
— 6 nights
Bus
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Antalya
— 5 nights
Taxi to Belek, Bus to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Istanbul
— 4 nights
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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.
To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Istanbul is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Izmir.
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Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Izmir — 6 nights

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes MaviBahce Shopping Center, Cesme Castle, Alacati Yel Degirmenleri Parki, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park, take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, and visit Alsancak.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Izmir reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Antalya.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Antalya — 5 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.
You've added Aspendos Ruins, Aqualand Antalya Dolphinland, Olympos Archeological Site, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat), Temple of Apollo (in Side) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya day trip app.

Fly from Izmir to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Antalya: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 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.
You've now added Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop to your itinerary. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Goreme. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Istanbul — 4 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Kapali Carsi, Dolmabahce Palace, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and other attractions. See some other sides of Istanbul: browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihrimah Sultan Camii.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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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.
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