8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manavgat
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
End: Dubai

1
night
Antalya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Marina Leather.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Antalya is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dubai in March, plan for slightly colder days in Antalya, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Marina Leather
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Room Escape Games

1
night
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Phaselis Antique City, delve into the distant past at Greek Amphitheater, then see the interesting displays at Side Museum, and finally make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manavgat trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Antalya to Manavgat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Phaselis Antique City
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Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Phaselis Antique City ©
Phaselis Antique City
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

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Traveling by bus from Manavgat to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manavgat in March, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 16°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Uchisar Castle
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Balloon Rides
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

3
nights
Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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