10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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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 Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ortakoy, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and take a peaceful walk through Gozdag Estate Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Antalya

— 3 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.
Visiting Lower Duden Waterfalls and Goynuk Canyon will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaleici and Phaselis. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Side (Side Museum, Ancient Theater, &more), Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami (in Goynuk) and Kemer (Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI & Moon Light Parki). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleopatra Beach, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, and kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Republic Monument and then wander the streets of Taksim Square. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kisirkaya Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Antalya, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.