11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Taxi + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Ankara
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

7
nights
Istanbul

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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi or Istiklal Street. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ikonium Studio, and browse the exhibits of Taksim Sanat Galerisi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary maker tool .

Semarang, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Semarang to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In February in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
Visit Tacettin Sultan Cami and Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii) for their historical value. 8 Hubb Art Gallery and Anitkabir will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Mohair&Angora Flagship Store, get to know the fascinating history of Ankara Castle, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, and get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, things will get a bit cooler in Ankara: highs are around 5°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

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Ankara Castle ©
Ankara Castle
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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