10 days in Bahrain & Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Bahrain & Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Bahrain & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manama, Bahrain


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1
night
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Qal'at al-Bahrain and then make a splash at Wahooo! Waterpark. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), then get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, and then examine the collection at Beit Al Qur'an.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manama trip planner .

If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major airport is Bahrain International Airport. In July in Manama, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Manama

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Wahooo! Waterpark ©
Wahooo! Waterpark
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Suleymaniye Cami and Basilica Cistern will thrill your kids. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Sultanahmet District will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Manama to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Manama, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
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 National Park and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Uchisar Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, and admire the verdant scenery at Camel Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Peri Bacalari
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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