21 days in Turkey, Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Itinerary

21 days in Turkey, Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Turkey

— 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 duringĀ Roman times.
Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Adventure Forest (in Beldibi), Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), Temple of Apollo, &more) and Kemer Tour (in Kemer). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Antalya vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in June, with highs in Antalya at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and explore the ancient world of Mount Zion.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Jerusalem takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Tel Aviv, Israel

— 3 nights

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Tel Aviv is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, admire the masterpieces at Joseph Bau House Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Traveling from Jerusalem in June, you will find days in Tel Aviv are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.