13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Visit Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Karachi in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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 during Roman times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Uchisar Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Gulludere Vadisi. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and make a trip to Pasabag.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ankara

— 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Goreme to Ankara by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums

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.