5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive
1
Sinop
— 1 day
Fly
2
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
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15
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day
Sinop

Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Akliman Limani Parki and then get great views at Bayraktepe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sinop itinerary maker.

Samsun to Sinop is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Samsun in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sinop, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, then walk around Gulhane Park, then appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sinop to Istanbul. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sinop in September since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Goreme itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
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 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then take a stroll through Kaleici, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.