5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Alanya
— 1 night
3
Samandag
— 1 night

2
nights
Istanbul

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Taksim Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take a leisurely stroll along Silivri Sahili, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Kleopatra Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alanya travel route planning tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Alanya by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Samandag.

Things to do in Alanya

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Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach

1
night
Samandag

Samandag
Samandağ is a town and district in Hatay Province of southern Turkey, at the mouth of the Orontes River on the Mediterranean coast, near Turkey's border with Syria, 25km from the city of Antakya. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Cevlik Plaji and then contemplate the long history of Vespasianus Titus Tunnel.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Samandag trip planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Samandag in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Samandag can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Samandag

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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