12 days in Turkey & Rome Itinerary

12 days in Turkey & Rome Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey & Rome Itinerary

Start: Verona, Italy
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Eskisehir, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Rome, Italy

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Bellezze di Roma. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Bellezze di Roma, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Verona to Rome is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Ankara, Turkey

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.
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Ankara in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Ankara, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Ankara to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Nightlife Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
You've added Uchisar Castle, Red Valley, Sultan Carpet, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Tue), see the top attractions with Euphrates Tours and then stop by Sultan Carpet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, then appreciate the views at Red Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ankara to Goreme by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Ankara in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Euphrates Tours, Red Valley, Uchisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Sultan Carpet ©
Sultan Carpet

1
night
Konya, Turkey

Konya
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Konya vacation planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Konya in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Konya can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toAntalya.

Things to do in Konya

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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nights
Antalya, Turkey

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hadrian's Gate, Aksu Dolphinarium and Duden Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Aksu Dolphinarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Konya to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Antalya is somewhat warmer than Konya - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Aksu Dolphinarium ©
Aksu Dolphinarium
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cleopatra Pools as well as Hierapolis.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

1
night
Eskisehir, Turkey

Eskisehir
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eskisehir trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Eskisehir in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Ankara on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks Museums Nightlife
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