15 days in Turkey, Moscow & Amman Itinerary

15 days in Turkey, Moscow & Amman Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey, Moscow & Amman Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Moscow is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from San Juan to Moscow, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Moscow is colder than San Juan - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Get out of town with these interesting Amman side-trips: Jerash Ruins (in Jerash), Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map & Mount Nebo). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Citadel, steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hercules.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amman route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Moscow to Amman in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Amman due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Moscow in November; daily highs in Amman reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Madaba, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Jerash Ruins
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the exhibits of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Goreme takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amman in November; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect much hotter evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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