7 days in Antalya Province & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in Antalya Province & Istanbul Itinerary

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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 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Sandland, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Kaleici, then buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity, and then delve into the distant past at Termessos Ruins.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya tour itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Antalya is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites


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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 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Xanthos Antik Kenti, then explore the ancient world of Patara Antik Kenti, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Hellenistic Theatre, then take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kas travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antalya in August: high temperatures in Kas hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Jennifer's Hamam. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kas to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Antalya Province travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · 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.