30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 14 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Konya
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Ankara
— 6 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chora Museum and Pierre Loti Tepesi. Get outdoors at Buyukada Tabiat Parki and Su Dusen Selalesi. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu (in Yalova), Bursa (Bursa Archaeological Museum, Ulu Cami, &more) and Altinkemer Local Beach (in Karamursel). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Fatih Mosque and Complex.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

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Antalya

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum and Yivli Minaret Mosque. Step out of the city life by going to Carya Golf Club and Sueno Hotels Golf Belek. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Antalya Toy Museum, stroll through Mermerli Beach, tee off at Antalya Golf Club, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antalya online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Antalya are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Carya Golf Club ©
Carya Golf Club
Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum ©
Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum
Ataturk House & Museum ©
Ataturk House & Museum

1
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Manavgat

Manavgat ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Delphin Hamam & Spa Wellness, examine the collection at Side Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mrk. Kulliye Cami, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manavgat route site.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Konya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mrk. Kulliye Cami ©
Mrk. Kulliye Cami
Side Museum ©
Side Museum
Manavgat Mosque ©
Manavgat Mosque

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Konya

Konya ©

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi, see the interesting displays at Konyanuma Panorama Museum, wander the streets of Konya Kultur Sokagi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Konya trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Manavgat to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Manavgat in November, expect Konya to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi
Konyanuma Panorama Museum ©
Konyanuma Panorama Museum
Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
On the 27th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, then explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaymakli, then explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Goreme are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Kaymakli
Kaymakli
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Visit Bestepe Millet Camii and Tacettin Sultan Cami for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi. Step out of Ankara with an excursion to Kurt BogazI Baraj Golu in Kazan--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, and explore the world behind art at State Art and Sculpture Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ankara trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in November, you will find days in Ankara are little chillier (9°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir

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