10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Tallinn

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient Theater and Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Explore hidden gems such as Perge Ancient City and Hadrian's Gate. Step out of Antalya to go to Side and see Temple of Apollo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Antalya trip planning website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Antalya is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tallinn in March, things will get much warmer in Antalya: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
night
Goreme

Goreme ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planning website.

Fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antalya in March: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Hagia Sophia and Gulhane Park. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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