14 days in Istanbul, Ankara & Izmir Itinerary

14 days in Istanbul, Ankara & Izmir Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Ankara
— 5 nights
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Izmir
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Ankara

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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, see the interesting displays at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and ponder the world of politics at Yargitay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ankara planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Ankara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in December, with highs in Ankara at 3°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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Izmir

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 1st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, then stop by Has Deri Leather Shop, and finally visit Alsancak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, then view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center, then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and finally stroll around Konak Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Izmir day trip planner.

Fly from Ankara to Izmir in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect Izmir to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 7°C.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums