15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  9​h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Goreme
— 1 night
Bus:  8​h
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h
4
Fethiye
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Karachi

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sultanahmet Square and then test your team's savvy at Tuzak. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder app .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Karachi to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Istanbul sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and then look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then don't miss a visit to Karanlik Kilise, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Kleopatra Beach (in Alanya), ZeytintasI MagarasI (in Serik) and Temple of Apollo (in Side). And it doesn't end there: visit Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in March, with highs in Antalya at 21°C and lows at 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

ZeytintasI MagarasI, Temple of Apollo, Kleopatra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old City Marina ©
Old City Marina
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

4
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Lycian Way, stop by Fethiye Harbour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fethiye trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Fethiye sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Iztuzu Beach 2
Highlights from your plan
Babadag ©
Babadag
Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI ©
Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI
Hisaronu f1 ©
Hisaronu f1

1
night
Istanbul

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Fethiye to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Fethiye, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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