15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  13 h
1
Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Durban

10
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Silivri Sahili and Buyukcekmece Sahili. Change things up with a short trip to Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki in Basiskele (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Taksim Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Selale Parkuru, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul itinerary planning website .

Durban, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in March, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (14°C), and nights are a bit cooler (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

4
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, and steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goreme travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Damsa Baraji
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Damsa Baraji ©
Damsa Baraji
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki ©
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki

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