11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— Few hours
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Bursa
— Few hours
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Uludag National Park
— Few hours
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Bursa
— 1 night
5
Canakkale
— Few hours
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Kusadasi
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 1 night
9
Konya
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Ankara
— Few hours
12
Istanbul
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul

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.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Istanbul is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 7°C and lows are around 7°C. You will leave for Bursa on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

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Bursa

Bursa
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Ulu Cami has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bursa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Bursa to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Bursa

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Uludag National Park

Uludag National Park
On the 16th (Wed), hit the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uludag National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Uludag National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Uludag National Park, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Bursa

Bursa
Before you visit Bursa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Uludag National Park to Bursa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bursa

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Canakkale

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Troy (Truva) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Troy (Truva).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canakkale trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bursa to Canakkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Troy (Truva)
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Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kusadasi Leather as well as Ancient City of Ephesus. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus and then stop by Kusadasi Leather.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kusadasi route planner.

You can drive from Canakkale to Kusadasi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Canakkale in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kusadasi, with lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kusadasi Leather
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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hierapolis.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
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Antalya

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.
You've now added Hadrian's Gate to your itinerary.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Antalya day trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ruin
Hadrian's Gate
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Konya

Konya ©

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
You've now added Mevlana Muzesi to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mevlana Muzesi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Konya trip maker app.

You can drive from Antalya to Konya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Antalya, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Konya, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

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History Museum
Mevlana Muzesi
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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Özkonak Underground City as well as Pasabag. On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pasabag, delve into the distant past at Özkonak Underground City, and then stop by Sultans Seramik.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme attractions site.

Getting from Konya to Goreme by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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Geologic Formation
Pasabag
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sultans Seramik
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Ankara

Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ankara trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in December since evenings lows in Ankara dip to 2°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Nightlife · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

Your list of things to see and do now includes Bosphorus Cruise, Suleymaniye Cami , Taksim Square, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then look for gifts at Grand Bazaar Jewelers. On the next day, visit Taksim Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in December, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 7°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
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