22 days in Turkey & Launceston Itinerary

22 days in Turkey & Launceston Itinerary

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22 days in Turkey & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Launceston, Australia
1
Launceston, Australia
— 1 day
Fly:  33 h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus:  18 h
3
Kusadasi, Turkey
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Buyukada, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Launceston, Australia

1
day
Launceston, Australia

Launceston
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston holiday planning tool .

April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Goreme on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Tours

4
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.
When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme road trip site .

You can fly from Launceston to Goreme in 29 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In April in Goreme, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Kusadasi on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
When in Kusadasi, make a side trip to see Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) in Selcuk, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaleici Camii, admire the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop, and hunt for treasures at Kuşadası Market.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kusadasi road trip planning website .

Fly from Goreme to Kusadasi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Kusadasi is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kusadasi when traveling from Goreme in April, with lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toIstanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Selcuk
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

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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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel planner.

Getting from Kusadasi to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Istanbul. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kusadasi in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You will leave for Buyukada on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Buyukada, Turkey

Buyukada ©
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aya Yorgi Church, admire the striking features of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and then get curious at Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buyukada day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Buyukada takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Buyukada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Istanbul
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