11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Denizli
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Selcuk
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Kusadasi
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Izmir
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
You've added Bosphorus Strait, Bosphorus Bridge, Galata Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pierre Loti Tepesi and Laleli Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beyoglu and KIz Kulesi. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Altinkemer Local Beach in Karamursel--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Innocence.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Altinkemer Local Beach
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Laleli Mosque ©
Laleli Mosque
Pierre Loti Tepesi ©
Pierre Loti Tepesi
Beyoglu ©
Beyoglu

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity and then delve into the distant past at Termessos Ruins. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then visit Ataturk Boulevard, and then examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
TerraCity ©
TerraCity

1
night
Pamukkale

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.
On the 20th (Sun), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Babadaglilar Ishani, and then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum, learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and finally admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale travel site .

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Babadaglilar Ishani
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Balloon Rides

few
hours
Denizli

Denizli
Denizli is an industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Büyük Menderes, where the plain reaches an elevation of about 350m. For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denizli trip website .

Denizli is just a short distance from Pamukkale. In September, daily temperatures in Denizli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toSelcuk.

Things to do in Denizli

Parks Nature Tours
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few
hours
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient City of Ephesus. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

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Traveling by car from Denizli to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denizli in September, Selcuk is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Camlik Locomotive Museum ©
Camlik Locomotive Museum

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hours
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.
On the 26th (Sat), walk around Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaleici Camii, and then view the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kusadasi trip itinerary planner .

Kusadasi is just a stone's throw from Selcuk. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kusadasi when traveling from Selcuk in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Museums Parks Shopping
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Hacivat Shop ©
Hacivat Shop
Kaleici Camii ©
Kaleici Camii

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at KEY Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, and then view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center.

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Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Izmir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Izmir due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kusadasi in September, expect nights in Izmir to be much colder, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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KEY Museum ©
KEY Museum
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque

1
night
Istanbul

Istanbul
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Eminonu Square, then wander the streets of Besiktas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasa Camii.

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Fly from Izmir to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Izmir in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Eminonu Square
Eminonu Square
Besiktas ©
Besiktas
Sinan Pasa Camii ©
Sinan Pasa Camii

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