16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 1 day
2
Bursa
— 3 nights
3
Canakkale
— 3 nights
4
Bodrum City
— 3 nights
5
Antalya
— 4 nights
6
Konya
— 1 night
7
Istanbul
— Few hours

1
day
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.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online holiday planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahore in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

3
nights
Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tombs of Osman and Orhan, and finally admire the striking features of Ulu Cami. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cumalikizik, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Sultan Camii.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bursa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: high temperatures in Bursa hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb
Emir Sultan Camii ©
Emir Sultan Camii
Isabey CAMii ©
Isabey CAMii

3
nights
Canakkale

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Canakkale: Eceabat (Gallipoli Battlefield & Canakkale Sehitleri Aniti) and Gallipoli (Anzac Cove & Gallipoli National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Rhapsodos Mozaik, contemplate the long history of Aynali Carsi, witness the site of a historic battle at Troy (Truva), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Namazgah Tabyalari.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canakkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Canakkale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Eceabat, Gallipoli
Highlights from your plan
Troy (Truva) ©
Troy (Truva)
Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove

3
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, and finally make a trip to Windmills.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City online trip planner.

Fly from Canakkale to Bodrum City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canakkale in October: high temperatures in Bodrum City hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Gallery Mustafa ©
Gallery Mustafa

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.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Serik (ZeytintasI MagarasI & Aspendos Ruins and Theater) and Side (Ancient Theater, Temple of Apollo, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Kaleici, have fun at Falez Park, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antalya visit planning website.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Antalya are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manavgat, Serik
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Konyanuma Panorama Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Konya itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Konya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in October; daily highs in Konya reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Konyanuma Panorama Museum ©
Konyanuma Panorama Museum

few
hours
Istanbul

Istanbul
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker website.

Fly from Konya to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Konya in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Shopping · Nightlife

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