9 days in Turkey & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Turkey & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

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 Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Jennifer's Hamam. Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, and examine the collection at Pera Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Istanbul journey planner.

Newark, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Istanbul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Goreme, Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip builder.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Antalya, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip planning tool.

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 April, expect Antalya to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 52°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Parks · Nature

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then explore the activities along Herengracht, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.