29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Uchisar, Cappadocia
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Antalya
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Izmir
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Istanbul
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Istanbul — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. You'll explore and learn at Rumeli Fortress and Pera Museum. Go for a jaunt from Istanbul to Gallipoli to see Sinan Pasa Turbesi about 3h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Adnan and Hasan, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip planner.

Spokane, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Spokane to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uchisar.
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Uchisar, Cappadocia — 3 nights

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
On the 3rd (Mon), Head underground at Uchisar Castle, stop by Alaturca Taner, then view the masterpieces at La Maison du Kilim, and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Uchisar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect nights in Uchisar to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Antalya.
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Antalya — 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Antalya Muzesi and Sandland. Visit Phaselis and Hadrian's Gate for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer) and Blue World Diving Center (in Tekirova). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, examine the collection at Antalya Toy Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at TerraCity.

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

You can fly from Uchisar to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Uchisar in October, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Izmir.
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Izmir — 13 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Do your shopping at Arkas Art Center and Kedi Kultur Sanat Merkezi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kemeralti Market and Natural History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Izmir side-trips: Seferihisar (Serenad Dive Center & SIgacIk Village Market). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar, examine the collection at KEY Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buca Protestan Baptist Kilisesi, and brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Izmir trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antalya in October: highs in Izmir hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. Enjoy Istanbul some more: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, explore the world behind art at Great Palace Mosaics Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Izmir in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 76°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
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.
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