11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly to Gaziantep International Airport, Drive to Sanliurfa
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Sanliurfa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mardin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malatya
— 1 night
Drive to Gaziantep International Airport, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Malaga, Spain to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for Sanliurfa on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Sanliurfa

— 2 nights
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Sanliurfa is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Abraham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Eyup Sabir Makami, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Urfa.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sanliurfa trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Sanliurfa with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mardin.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Mardin

— 2 nights
Mardin is a city and multiple bishopric in southeastern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Deyrulzafaran Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Dara Mesopotamia Ruins, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hirmiz Chaldean Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at KasImiye Medresesi, then contemplate the long history of Zinciriye Medresesi, and then examine the collection at Mardin Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mardin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sanliurfa to Mardin takes 3 hours. In April in Mardin, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Malatya.

Things to do in Mardin

Historic Sites · Museums

Malatya

— 1 night
Malatya is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malatya trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Mardin to Malatya by car takes about 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Istanbul on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Malatya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

See some other sides of Istanbul: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Malatya to Istanbul with the Route module. When traveling from Malatya in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.