11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fairy Chimneys and Balloon Rides. Get outdoors at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and admire the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Goreme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Goreme to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar
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Off-Road Tours
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Anatolian Carpet Shopfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Istanbul to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Oludeniz to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Babadag ©
Babadag
Spas
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Antalya

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient Theater and Hadrian's Gate. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cirali Beach and Harbour District/ Antalya Marina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) (in Side). There's more to do: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Antalya trip builder site .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Antalya, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Cirali Beach
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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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