22 days in Turkey, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

22 days in Turkey, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Manavgat, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kas, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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 during Roman times.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Goreme day trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manavgat, Turkey

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and then find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manavgat vacation planning site.

Drive from Goreme to Manavgat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect Manavgat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Kas, Turkey

— 2 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Sunken City Ruins of Simena, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Kekova, then kick back and relax at Tersane Koyu, and finally stop by Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim.

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Getting from Manavgat to Kas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. June in Kas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey

— 1 night
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 14th (Mon): wander the streets of Kaleici, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

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Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, contemplate the long history of Ben-Gurion House, and go all around town with City Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv visit planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Tel Aviv in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Antalya to Tel Aviv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Antalya in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Jerusalem, Israel

— 5 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: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.