16 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Urgup Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Urgup Itinerary

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16 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Urgup Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  10 h
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  2 h
2
Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Urgup
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
4
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Karachi

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Princes' Islands, Forum Istanbul Alisveris Merkezi, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet District. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
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've now added River Rafting & Tubing to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Cirali Beach and Chimaera. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient Theater and Kaleici. There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

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Fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Antalya to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Urgup.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cirali, Ancient Theater
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Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

2
nights
Urgup

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and finally Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Urgup takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Antalya in February: high temperatures in Urgup hover around 12°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Goreme Open-Air Museum
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Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Istiklal Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and finally take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ortakoy, then kick back and relax at Kisirkaya Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in February, plan for warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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