15 days in Antalya Province, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

15 days in Antalya Province, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Antalya
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Urgup, Cappadocia
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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.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Kaleici, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, and admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

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Muscat, Oman to Antalya is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Antalya. When traveling from Muscat in March, plan for little chillier days in Antalya, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Istanbul

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Antalya, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Urgup, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Go for a jaunt from Urgup to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zemi Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Urgup is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Antalya Province travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.