17 days in Turkey & Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & Armenia Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
2
Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Ankara, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Sanliurfa, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
8
Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Dallas, United States


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3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul attractions planner .

Dallas, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Istanbul is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Konya, Turkey

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Sille, then take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Konya road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Konya is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi
Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden ©
Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden

2
nights
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Anitkabir, then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Konya to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Konya in April, you will find days in Ankara are little chillier (54°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites
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Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

1
night
Sanliurfa, Turkey

Sanliurfa ©
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Potbelly Hill, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Urfa, and then steep yourself in history at Balikligol.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sanliurfa trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Ankara to Sanliurfa with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites
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Potbelly Hill ©
Potbelly Hill
Balikligol ©
Balikligol
Castle of Urfa ©
Castle of Urfa

1
night
Antalya, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls, explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sanliurfa to Antalya. In April in Antalya, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

3
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get in touch with nature at Babadag and Patara Plajı. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Tlos. There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy, stroll through Calis Beach, explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip builder app .

Drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fethiye are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patara Plajı, Babadag
Highlights from your plan
Patara Plajı ©
Patara Plajı
Babadag ©
Babadag
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip maker app .

You can drive from Fethiye to Selcuk in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

1
night
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and then delve into the distant past at Khor Virap. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Garni Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Selcuk to Yerevan in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Yerevan are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Garni Temple, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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