8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Diyarbakir
— 1 night
Drive
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Mardin
— 1 night
Drive
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Midyat
— 1 night
Drive
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ankara
— 1 night

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night
Diyarbakir

Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Suleyman Turbesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Giragos Armenian Church.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Diyarbakir trip itinerary planner.

Ankara to Diyarbakir is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Ankara, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Diyarbakir, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mardin.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Mardin

Mardin is a city and multiple bishopric in southeastern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of KasImiye Medresesi, pause for some serene contemplation at Deyrulzafaran Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hirmiz Chaldean Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mardin trip website.

Drive from Diyarbakir to Mardin in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mardin are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Midyat.

Things to do in Mardin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Midyat

Midyat is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mor Gabriel Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Virgin Mary Church, and then contemplate the long history of Midyat Old City.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Midyat road trip app.

You can drive from Mardin to Midyat in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mardin to Midyat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mardin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Midyat, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Midyat

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goreme visit planner.

Getting from Midyat to Goreme by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Midyat in March, expect Goreme to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Kibele Kale, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Goreme in March: highs in Ankara hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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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.