16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Goreme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
3
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Goreme

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.
Uchisar Castle and Goreme National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Chimneys and Off-Road Tours. Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Guzelyurt to see Ihlara Valley about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, expand your horizons at Naile Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme holiday maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Goreme is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Goreme due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam and Republic Monument. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online tour planner .

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then steep yourself in history at Old Town.

Plan my trip to Oludeniz with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Istanbul to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oludeniz: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Babadag ©
Babadag
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): Head underground at Dim Cave, then admire the sheer force of Dimcay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and then admire the striking features of Red Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alanya visit planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Alanya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave
Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi

3
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 in touch with nature at Goynuk Canyon and Cirali Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phaselis and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Go for a jaunt from Antalya to Side to see Ancient Theater about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip planner .

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kemer, Manavgat, Cirali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

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