14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 1 night
Train to Halkalı Station, Fly to Izmir
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Izmir
— 1 night
Fly
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 1 night
Drive
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Ankara
— 3 nights
Fly

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Edirne

— 1 night
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Makedon Kulesi, and then snap pictures at Meric River Bridge.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edirne trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Edirne is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lahore to Edirne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites

Izmir

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, and then take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Izmir itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Edirne to Izmir in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Izmir sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Antalya

— 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Side (Side Museum & Ancient Theater) and Sillyon Antik kenti (in Serik). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antalya trip maker app.

You can fly from Izmir to Antalya in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Antalya is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Alanya

— 1 night
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI, then contemplate the long history of Hamaxia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alanya day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Konya Ethnography Museum, then browse the exhibits of Mevlana Muzesi, then admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally make a trip to Sille.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Konya day trip planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Konya in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Konya sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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 Red Valley and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ankara

— 3 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.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, then see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, and finally make a trip to Akkopru of Ankara.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ankara itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in March, you will find days in Ankara are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

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.