11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Koza Hani and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bentler Tabiat Parki, and take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Koza Hani
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Kaleici and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antalya tour app .

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antalya, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Museums
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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