8 days in Turkey, Bremen & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Turkey, Bremen & Rome Itinerary

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1
Bremen, Germany
— 1 day
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night

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Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, thenponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, thenstop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, and finally appreciate the history behind Der Bremer Roland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bremen sightseeing planner.

Hamburg to Bremen is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Minerva, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

Getting from Bremen to Rome by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Rome is somewhat warmer than Bremen - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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Antalya, Turkey

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.
On the 28th (Wed), stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, let the kids burn off some steam at Falez Park, thenadmire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and finally delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antalya day trip planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier nights in Antalya, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Falez Park ©
Falez Park

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