15 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Goreme Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Goreme Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 5 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.
Istiklal Caddesi has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Green Tomb and Caferaga Medresesi. Head to Bozlu Art Project and Les Arts Turcs Toursfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Bursa (Yesil Camii & Isabey CAMii). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), stop by Besiktas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasa Camii, and delve into the distant past at Historic Areas of Istanbul Walls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, things will get cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 14°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Antalya

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ataturk House & Museum and Ataturk Boulevard. Get outdoors at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club and Carya Golf Club. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Antalya Toy Museum, kick back and relax at Lara Beach, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and play a few rounds at Gloria Golf Club.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you will find days in Antalya are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Parks

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kaymakli and Guray Museum. Visiting Love Valley and Zemi Valley will get you outdoors. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Selime Monastery (in Guzelyurt) and Hunat Hatun Complex (in Kayseri). There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, appreciate the views at Peri Bacalari, and don't miss a visit to Sunset Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goreme driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in March; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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