11 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Istanbul

— 8 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.
Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul route builder tool.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. In April, Istanbul is colder than Lahore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Antalya on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 23:

Antalya

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then hunt for treasures at Antalya Bazaar, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and finally examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in April; daily highs in Antalya reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Antalya Province travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.