16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Fly
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Ankara
— 1 night
Train
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Cirali
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Cirali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Ankara

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Kugulu Park, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then examine the collection at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Akkopru of Ankara.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip builder site.

Vienna, Austria to Ankara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ankara, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Sille, see the interesting displays at İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Konyanuma Panorama Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Konya trip planning app.

You can take a train from Ankara to Konya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in November: highs in Konya hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Love Valley and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip planning site.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Gaziantep

— 2 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 14th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kendirli Gazi Kultur Merkezi, and finally stop by Bakircilar Carsisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Alleben Tabiat Parki.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gaziantep online attractions planner.

Getting from Goreme to Gaziantep by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in November, expect Gaziantep to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Cirali

— 2 nights
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach, see what you can catch with Cirali Boat Trip, and then delve into the distant past at Olympos Ruins. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Chimaera and then stroll through Adrasan Sahili.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cirali trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Gaziantep to Cirali with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gaziantep in November, with highs in Cirali at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Cirali

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Antalya

— 4 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Side Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carya Golf Club and Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Take a break from Antalya with a short trip to Ancient Theater in Side, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antalya sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cirali to Antalya in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Antalya are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Antalya to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.