10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Izmir
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Antalya
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
4
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Goreme, Turkey

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Istanbul

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 find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Izmir on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping

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Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isa Bey Mosque, Ancient City of Ephesus, Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and other attractions you added. On the 10th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus and then delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Izmir sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Izmir is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Selcuk, Pamukkale
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

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Antalya

Antalya ©
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 12th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina and then stop by Kaleici. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antalya road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Antalya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in May, with highs in Antalya at 78°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient Theater
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

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nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Babadag (in Oludeniz) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way, and explore the activities along Oludeniz.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Fethiye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Fethiye sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Iztuzu Beach 2
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Babadag ©
Babadag
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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Antalya

Antalya ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): engage your brain at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi and then take a stroll through Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antalya route builder tool.

You can drive from Fethiye to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

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