9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 1 day
Fly
2
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
3
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Bus

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and then get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ankara road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ankara. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then stop by Kaleici, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Nature

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Jennifer's Hamam. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, make a trip to Sultanahmet Square, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in May, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
On the 4th (Thu), stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme online journey planner.

You can 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 June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.