12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey planner

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Kharkiv

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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 asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Oludeniz

— 4 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Change things up with a short trip to Saklikent Milli Parki in Fethiye (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Calis Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 duringĀ Roman times.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and delve into the distant past at Gore Harabeleri.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Goreme by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Oludeniz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.