11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Chora Museum and Yeni Camii will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), soothe aching muscles at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, walk around Gulhane Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip

3
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.
Visit Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme National Park for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Fairy Chimneys and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Fairy Chimneys ©
Must see
Fairy Chimneys
4.8
Uchisar Castle ©
Must see
Uchisar Castle
4.5

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phaselis and Side Museum. Kids will enjoy Antalya Muzesi and Kaleici. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Side (Tyche Tapinagi & Temple of Apollo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antalya driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in August since evenings lows in Antalya dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Antalya Muzesi ©
Must see
Antalya Muzesi
4.7
Phaselis ©
Must see
Phaselis
4.6
Side Museum ©
Must see
Side Museum
4.5

2
nights
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 (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tlos, explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz travel planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in August; daily highs in Oludeniz reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Tlos ©
Must see
Tlos
4.5
Babadag ©
Must see
Babadag
4.8
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.4

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