11 days in Taiwan, Turkey & Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan, Turkey & Southern Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan, Turkey & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  24​h
End: Taipei, Taiwan


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1
day
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner .

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In February, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

2
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Taipei to Istanbul in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in February, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 11°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Goreme sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Goreme, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 12th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Naples by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In February, Naples is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally have fun at Tennis Al Settimo Piano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): choose your vessel at Plaghia Charter.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Positano day trip planning tool .

Getting from Naples to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Naples in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Positano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Praiano
Highlights from your plan
Plaghia Charter ©
Plaghia Charter
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

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