13 days in United Arab Emirates & Turkey Itinerary

13 days in United Arab Emirates & Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in United Arab Emirates & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
5
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, steep yourself in history at Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then don't miss a visit to Observation Deck at 300, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Etihad Towers.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Sydney to Abu Dhabi due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital ©
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goreme online vacation planner .

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Goreme in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, expect Goreme to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Zelve Open Air Museum, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Jumeirah, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Dubai in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Dubai. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Bastakia Quarter ©
Bastakia Quarter

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