15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Antalya
— 4 nights
4
Alanya
— 1 night

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Fatih Mosque and Complex. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

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
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally soar above the sights with Royal Balloon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online travel planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Pasabag
Highlights from your plan
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient Theater and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Step out of the city life by going to Kursunlu Waterfalls and Konyaalti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Apollo (in Side), Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, stop by Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

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You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect Antalya to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Goynuk Canyon, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Highlights from your plan
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
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 28th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alanya road trip site.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alanya

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

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