11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul
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Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

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Knoxville, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Knoxville to Selcuk, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Museums

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Antalya Muzesi and Ancient Theater. Take a break from Antalya with a short trip to Temple of Apollo in Side, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Antalya by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Selcuk in March, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum.

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Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, Goreme is little chillier than Antalya - with highs of 57°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Rumeli Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday builder site.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

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.