16 days in Paris, Turkey & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Turkey & Madrid Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Nevsehir
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Nevsehir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 1 day
Drive
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

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Ottawa, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Ottawa in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Nevsehir.

Things to do in Paris

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Nevsehir, Turkey

— 2 nights
Thousands of years of civilization are visibly present at Nevsehir, a major city in Cappaddocia famously graced with fairy chimneys, carved houses, churches, and frescoes.
You've now added Zelve Open Air Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City, then contemplate the long history of Zelve Open Air Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nevsehir travel route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Nevsehir. Traveling from Paris to Nevsehir, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Nevsehir hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Nevsehir

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Goreme, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goreme National Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Goreme National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online itinerary planner.

Goreme is just a stone's throw from Nevsehir. In November in Goreme, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Guzelyurt, Turkey

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guzelyurt Valley Monastery as well as Kilise Camii. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilise Camii and then contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Guzelyurt vacation builder.

You can drive from Goreme to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites
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Ankara, Turkey

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then see the interesting displays at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, and then get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ankara travel website.

Drive from Guzelyurt to Ankara in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ankara can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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 now added Ulu Cami to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Bilecik (Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi & Seyh Edebali Tomb). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 17°C and lows about 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Istanbul

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madrid travel route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Madrid in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.