11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ankara
— 1 night
2
Antakya
— 1 night
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
4
Istanbul
— 6 nights

1
night
Ankara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi and then get a sense of history and politics at Yargitay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, then see the interesting displays at Gokyay Chess Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ankara trip planner.

Zonguldak to Ankara is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Zonguldak in June, you will find days in Ankara are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antakya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Tacettin Sultan Cami ©
Tacettin Sultan Cami

1
night
Antakya

Antakya ©
Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Koz Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Habibi Neccar Mosque, and then examine the collection at Antakya Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Antakya online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ankara to Antakya. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in June: highs in Antakya hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antakya

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Habibi Neccar Mosque ©
Habibi Neccar Mosque
Antakya Archaeological Museum ©
Antakya Archaeological Museum

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 duringĀ Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, and finally get great views at Sunset Point. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antakya to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Antakya in June: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

6
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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