17 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  12 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Alanya, Turkey
— 2 nights
plane:  8 h 30 min
5
Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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2
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.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Istanbul is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Silivri Sahili ©
Silivri Sahili

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Goreme National Park and Royal Balloon. Get some cultural insight at Özkonak Underground City and Zelve Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Soganli Valley, and do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Urgup, Nevsehir, Kocabag Winery, Guray Museum, Soganli Valley
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours
Özkonak Underground City ©
Özkonak Underground City

4
nights
Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Ancient Rock Tombes are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Blue Lagoon and Kumburnu Plaji. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Suncity Beach Club, and stroll around Kidrak Natural Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip builder site .

Getting from Goreme to Oludeniz by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Oludeniz, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes

2
nights
Alanya, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Hamaxia and then stroll through Kleopatra Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alanya road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Alanya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll set off for Paphos on the 20th (Sun).

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamaxia ©
Hamaxia

4
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get outdoors at Coral Bay and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Step out of Paphos to go to Kalopanagiotis and see Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, see the interesting displays at The Steni Museum of Village Life, learn about winemaking at Vouni Panayia Winery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Caves.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Alanya to Paphos in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and bus. Traveling from Alanya to Paphos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Paphos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Coral Bay, Vouni Panayia Winery, Aphrodite's Rock
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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