11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Suleymaniye Cami as well as Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, learn the tricks of the trade with Cooking Alaturka, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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Medina, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Medina in August, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (25°C). On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Historic Sites · Classes · Museums
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Urgup, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, then delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and finally stroll through Pasabag. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Urgup trip tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Urgup, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ankara.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Ankara

— 2 nights

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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, pause for some photo ops at Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ankara visit site.

Traveling by car from Urgup to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Urgup in August: highs in Ankara hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antalya Aquarium. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Kaleici and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Ankara to Antalya by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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 · 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.