13 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Limassol City, Cyprus
— 3 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Love Valley and Peri Bacalari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Selime Monastery and Red Valley. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip tool.

Mumbai, India to Goreme is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Goreme reach 6°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

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Off-Road / ATV Trail
Off-Road & ATV Trails
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Geologic Formation
Peri Bacalari
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Pamukkale, Turkey

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tasyaran Vadisi Tabiat Parki and Keloglan Magarasi. Escape the urban bustle at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Abraham's Path. Get out of town with these interesting Pamukkale side-trips: Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli) and Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi (in Alasehir). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, and do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ayia Napa.

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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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Hierapolis
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Pamukkale Winery
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ayia Thekla Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyki Nero Beach, and then make a trip to Agioi Anargyroi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Green Bay and then head outdoors with Nissi Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Pamukkale to Ayia Napa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Ayia Napa are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Limassol City.

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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Outdoor Activity
Nissi Water Sports
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Limassol City, Cyprus

Limassol City ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Kourion Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akamas Peninsula National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Kourion.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Limassol City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Limassol City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Limassol City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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