12 days in Turkey, Sialkot & Lahore Itinerary

12 days in Turkey, Sialkot & Lahore Itinerary

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Sialkot, Pakistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 day
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Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 1 night
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Sialkot, Pakistan

Sialkot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sialkot route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sialkot. In April, daytime highs in Sialkot are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Lahore.

Things to do in Sialkot

Shopping · Historic Sites

Lahore, Pakistan

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque and then head outdoors with Bagh-e-Jinnah.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahore vacation planner.

Drive from Sialkot to Lahore in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lahore can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Lahore to Istanbul takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Lahore to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites

Konya, Turkey

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, then make a trip to Sille, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, and finally stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Konya trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Konya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Konya dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Historic Sites

Goreme, Turkey

— 1 day
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.
On the 16th (Fri), Head underground at Uchisar Castle, see Off-Road Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally soar above the sights with Royal Balloon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Guzelyurt, Turkey

— 1 night
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Guzelyurt road trip planning site.

You can drive from Goreme to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Antalya, Turkey

— 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lower Duden Waterfalls and Kleopatra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Damlatas Caves (in Alanya) and Side (Ancient Theater, Temple of Apollo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Kaleici, examine the collection at Sandland, discover the deep blue sea with Deep Walker Diving Resort, and explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Guzelyurt to Antalya with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lahore.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
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Lahore, Pakistan

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahore online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Lahore in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in April; daily highs in Lahore reach 40°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.