13 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
3
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Limassol, Cyprus
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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3
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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 Goreme National Park and Selime Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Peri Bacalari and Love Valley. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Red Valley, head off-road at local off-road trails, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel site .

Mumbai, India to Goreme is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Goreme is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Goreme reach 6°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red Valley, Selime Monastery, Spas, Peri Bacalari
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasyaran Vadisi Tabiat Parki and Tripolis Antik Kenti. Escape the urban bustle at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Abraham's Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Pamukkale: Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi (in Alasehir) and Keloglan Magarasi (in Denizli). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale itinerary planner.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denizli, Abraham's Path, Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi, Tasyaran Vadisi Tabiat Parki
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Winery ©
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): stroll through Ayia Thekla Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyki Nero Beach, and then make a trip to Agioi Anargyroi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Green Bay and then get outside with Nissi Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Ayia Napa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Pamukkale to Ayia Napa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Limassol.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Green Bay
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Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach
Glyki Nero Beach ©
Glyki Nero Beach
Nissi Water Sports ©
Nissi Water Sports

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Limassol, Cyprus

The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kourion Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Akamas Peninsula National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then delve into the distant past at Kourion.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Limassol tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Ayia Napa to Limassol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Aphrodite's Rock
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kourion Beach ©
Kourion Beach
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park

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