12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Izmir
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
2
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Goreme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Karachi

2
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient City of Ephesus. On the 6th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, and finally visit Kemeralti Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, visit Alsancak, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu.

To find out how to plan a trip to Izmir, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Izmir is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Izmir, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Izmir sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ancient City of Ephesus
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Alsancak ©
Alsancak

2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Oludeniz, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and then explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fethiye visit planner.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Fethiye sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz PlajI, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

3
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Fethiye to Goreme by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Fethiye in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avanos, Uchisar Castle, Spas, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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