7 days in Riyadh & Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Riyadh & Turkey Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums
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Oludeniz, Turkey

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 25th (Sun), Head underground at Mavi Magara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally explore the activities along Oludeniz.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Oludeniz takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Oludeniz, with highs around 38°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Pamukkale, Turkey

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

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 26th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale holiday planning app.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goreme route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.