12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ancient Theater and Carya Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club (in Belek) and Side (Temple of Apollo & Tyche Tapinagi). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Antalya Golf Club, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, visit Kaleici, and browse the different shops at Laura Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Antalya is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Antalya, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get slightly colder in Antalya: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 during Roman times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Chimneys and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Kaymakli Underground City, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antalya in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emirgan Park and Sultanahmet Square. There's much more to do: walk around Gulhane Park, admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam, and take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul sightseeing planner.

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 April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.