25 days in Turkey & Pythagorion Itinerary

25 days in Turkey & Pythagorion Itinerary

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25 days in Turkey & Pythagorion Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kusadasi, Turkey
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
6
Pythagorion, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Assos, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Santiago, Chile


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolmabahce Palace as well as Bosphorus Bridge. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Yeni Camii will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Green Tomb. Step out of Istanbul to go to Bursa and see Ulu Cami, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planner.

Santiago, Chile to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Santiago to Istanbul. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bursa
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Valley, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Özkonak Underground City. Popular historic sites such as Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme National Park are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Zelve Open Air Museum and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme capture your imagination. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Cacabey Medresesi in Kirsehir--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guray Museum, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Kocabag Winery, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cacabey Medresesi, Guray Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
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.
On the 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach, then delve into the distant past at Olympos Ruins, and then shop like a local with Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Galerisi. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Side Antik Kenti and then admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Antalya, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympos Ruins, Cirali Beach, Side Antik Kenti
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Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Side Antik Kenti ©
Side Antik Kenti

3
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stop by Babadaglilar Ishani, then buy something for everyone on your list at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, and finally do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pamukkale using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), make a trip to Arcadian Way, then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Downtown Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hacivat Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladies Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands Beach.

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Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Kusadasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pamukkale to Kusadasi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Kusadasi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pythagorion.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Arcadian Way ©
Arcadian Way

3
nights
Pythagorion, Greece

Pythagorion ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Glicorisa Beach and Pythagoreio Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pythagorion Archaeological Museum and Tunnel of Eupalinos. When in Pythagorion, make a side trip to see The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi in Kamara, approximately 32 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pythagorion online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kusadasi to Pythagorion. May in Pythagorion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Pythagorion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Samos, Sunrise Beach, Moni Timiou Stavrou, The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, Glicorisa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis ©
Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis
The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi ©
The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi
Tunnel of Eupalinos ©
Tunnel of Eupalinos

2
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Has Deri Leather Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, then take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, then examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, then do a tasting at Urla Winery, and then kick back and relax at Pirlanta Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Izmir driving holiday site .

Explore your travel options from Pythagorion to Izmir with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pythagorion to Izmir due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pythagorion in May, with highs in Izmir at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Assos.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Urla Winery, Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi
Highlights from your plan
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Ataturk Museum ©
Ataturk Museum
Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi ©
Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi

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night
Assos, Turkey

Assos ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Behramkale. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Assos Theatre, delve into the distant past at Athena Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KadIrga Koyu, and finally explore the ancient world of Behramkale.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Assos tour planner .

Traveling by car from Izmir to Assos takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Assos is minus 1 hour. In May, Assos is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Assos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Behramkale ©
Behramkale
Athena Temple ©
Athena Temple
Assos Theatre ©
Assos Theatre

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