15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antalya
— 3 nights
2
Alanya
— 1 night
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul
— 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient Theater and Antalya Muzesi. Explore hidden gems such as Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Old City Marina. Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) & Temple of Apollo). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, wander the streets of Kaleici, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Antalya road trip planning app.

Norwich, UK to Antalya is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Norwich in June, plan for much hotter days in Antalya, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Highlights from your plan
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater

1
night
Alanya

Alanya ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alanya visit planning website.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip builder.

You can drive from Alanya to Oludeniz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Spas · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Babadag ©
Babadag
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Balloon and Fairy Chimneys. Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Goreme in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Oludeniz in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Pasabag
Highlights from your plan
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

6
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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