8 days in Alanya & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Alanya & Istanbul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Alanya
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Alanya
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly

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Alanya

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI, and then brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Alanya road trip planning website.

Karachi, Pakistan to Alanya is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Istanbul

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sultanahmet Square and Gulhane Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alanya to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping