12 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Antalya
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Istanbul
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Istanbul

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Goztepe Tabiat Parki. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ortakoy, soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, stop by Taksim Square, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lahore in March: highs in Istanbul hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Antalya

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at TerraCity, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then don't miss a visit to Antalya Bazaar, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally wander the streets of Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, then examine the collection at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, then browse the range of quality goods at Balon Park, and finally play a few rounds at Carya Golf Club.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

Take a break from the city and head to Bentler Tabiat Parki and Ibb Halic Nedim Parki. Do your shopping at Mısır Çarşısı and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. See some other sides of Istanbul: admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antalya in March, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums