13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Dhaka City

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Asaf Family Beach and Eminonu Square. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Asaf Family Beach
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Antalya

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cirali Beach and Olympos Ruins. Get outdoors at Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki and Lower Duden Waterfalls. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Antalya planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cirali Beach, Olympos Ruins, Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki
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Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

4
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.
Head to Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles and Naile Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Goreme National Park and Kocabag Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the stunning scenery at Peri Bacalari, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Camel Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Antalya in August, with lows around 19°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Avanos, Soganli Valley, Red Valley
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides

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