11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Bus
4
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
5
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
7
Istanbul
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square. On your second day here, take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then take in the views from Galata Koprusu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lahore in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Uchisar Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
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 16th (Wed), take a stroll through Kaleici, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antalya day trip planning app.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in December, with highs in Antalya at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

1
night
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, wander the streets of Old Town, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fethiye itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Antalya to Fethiye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online tour planner.

Oludeniz is just a short distance from Fethiye. In December, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

1
night
Antalya

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium and then delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Antalya by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

2
nights
Istanbul

Queen of Cities

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and finally admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Sogukcesme Sokak.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder site.

You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antalya in December: highs in Istanbul hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.