8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Cirali
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Cirali
— 1 day
Drive
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Antalya
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cirali

A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach and then contemplate the long history of Olympos Ruins.

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Amman, Jordan to Cirali is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amman to Cirali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Cirali

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cirali to Antalya in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale visit planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Istiklal Caddesi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deepist Diving & Travel and Chora Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Antikite Ottoman, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, get outside with Royal Balloon, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Urgup trip builder.

Fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Urgup when traveling from Istanbul in November, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.