21 days in Istanbul, Izmir & Antalya Itinerary

21 days in Istanbul, Izmir & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Izmir
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Antalya
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Istanbul

— 8 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker website.

Nashville, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Nashville to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Izmir

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Explore Izmir's surroundings by going to Selcuk (Public Latrine, Ancient City of Ephesus, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu, view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center, and take in the natural beauty of Balcova.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, Izmir is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antalya

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Blue World Diving Center (in Tekirova), Sagalassos (in Aglasun) and Kemer (Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI & Olbia Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antalya online route planner.

Getting from Izmir to Antalya by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in June, you will find days in Antalya are warmer (88°F), and nights are a bit warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips