11 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Serefiye Sarnici. Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Topkapi Palace
4.4

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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 7th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, stroll through Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Royal Balloon
4.9
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Uchisar Castle
4.5

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

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 9th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Ankara

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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, then explore the activities along Konnos Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Landa Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Ayia Napa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ankara in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ayia Napa, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Landa Beach
4.8
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Konnos Bay
4.6

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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 12th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Kaleici and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ayia Napa to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Antalya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Antalya, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Hadrian's Gate
4.3
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Antalya Muzesi
4.7

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