16 days in Turkey & Kos Itinerary

16 days in Turkey & Kos Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey & Kos Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
2
Kos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
3
Kusadasi, Turkey
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Goreme visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Goreme is an approximately 20,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Goreme. When traveling from Sao Paulo in Outubro, plan for a bit cooler days in Goreme, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Guray Museum, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Kos Town, Greece

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Explore Kos Town's surroundings by going to Kefalos (Xerokambos (Exotic Beach) & Agios Stefanos Beach). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Asklepion Kos, delve into the distant past at Roman Odeon of Kos, step into the grandiose world of Kos Town Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmari Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kos Town online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry from Goreme to Kos Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Goreme in Outubro, plan for much hotter nights in Kos Town, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Kos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kos, Kefalos, Marmari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asklepion Kos ©
Asklepion Kos
Roman Odeon of Kos ©
Roman Odeon of Kos
Kos Town Castle ©
Kos Town Castle

2
nights
Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kusadasi travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Kos Town to Kusadasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In Outubro, daytime highs in Kusadasi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planner.

You can fly from Kusadasi to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kusadasi in Outubro, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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