10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Rize
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Rize
— 1 night
Drive
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Muscat in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rize.
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Rize — 1 night

Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rize online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Rize. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Rize is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uzungol.
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Uzungol — 1 night

Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Sarikaya Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uzungol online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rize to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trabzon.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Trabzon — 1 night

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Uzungol to Trabzon in 1.5 hours. In November in Trabzon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip planning tool.

Fly from Trabzon to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Goreme is slightly colder than Trabzon - with highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).
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Turkey travel guide

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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.

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.