13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Train to Vienna, Fly to Istanbul Ataturk
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Manavgat
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Brno, Czech Republic to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brno to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brno in September, Istanbul is warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

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You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Visit Kaunos and Lycian Rock Tombs for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Oludeniz side-trips: Patara Plajı (in Patara) and Dalyan Cami (in Dalyan). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, and take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Manavgat

— 2 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness, then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then don't miss a visit to Aspendos Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Devlet Agorasi, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and finally see the interesting displays at Side Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manavgat online holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Manavgat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Manavgat sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Antalya

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and then explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Antalya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.