11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Taxi to Denizli, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 nights

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.
You've added Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar Jewelers, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Grand Bazaar Jewelers and then wander the streets of Istiklal Caddesi. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip site.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaymakli Underground City, Avanos Oren Yeri, Devrent Valley, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City. On your second day here, enjoy unforgettable views with Turkiye Balloons, then admire the verdant scenery at Devrent Valley, and then make a trip to Avanos Oren Yeri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goreme itinerary planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaleici as well as Antalya Muzesi. On the 8th (Sun), stop by Kaleici and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya travel planning app.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in July: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 41°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Neighborhoods

Pamukkale

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale Thermal Pools has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), stop by Karahayit, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

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Traveling by car from Antalya to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Istanbul on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

Your day by day itinerary now includes Bosphorus Cruise as well as Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar). On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar) and then see Bosphorus Cruise.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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.