10 days in Turkey, Tbilisi & Baku Itinerary

10 days in Turkey, Tbilisi & Baku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
2
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Urgup, Turkey
— 1 night
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
6
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 1 night

1
night
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi journey builder app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Tbilisi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Karachi to Tbilisi. Traveling from Karachi in August, plan for little chillier nights in Tbilisi, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral ©
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

1
night
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, then explore the ancient world of Ankara Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ankara online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Ankara takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tbilisi to Ankara due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in August, you will find days in Ankara are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ankara Castle ©
Ankara Castle
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area

3
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Chora Museum and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore and take pictures at Silivri Sahili, admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and stroll through Dalia Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Istanbul using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Urgup visit planning site.

Getting from Istanbul to Urgup by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Urgup are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Balloon Rides

1
night
Antalya, Turkey

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.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and finally admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Urgup to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Urgup in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antalya, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

1
night
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baku road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Baku takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antalya to Baku. When traveling from Antalya in August, plan for little chillier days in Baku, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum ©
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

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