13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Ortakoy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Istanbul trip simple and quick.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip app .

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Antalya Aquarium ©
Antalya Aquarium

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and finally examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City travel route builder .

Getting from Antalya to Bodrum City by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Goreme route maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Bodrum City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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