15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Izmir
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

4
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.
You've now added Bosphorus Cruise to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour builder.

Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, don't miss a visit to Bezirhane Pottery, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bezirhane Pottery, Kocabag Winery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), Temple of Apollo, &more) and Kleopatra Beach (in Alanya). And it doesn't end there: visit Kaleici, have some family-friendly fun at Ters Ev, explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park, and examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Antalya road trip planning website .

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Goreme in May, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Kleopatra Beach
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

3
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
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 4th (Thu), stroll around Konak Square, make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and finally browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, stop by Alsancak, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Izmir trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Izmir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Antalya in June, expect nights in Izmir to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu

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