13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 5 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.
To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul attractions planning website.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Istanbul is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to Goreme.
Tours · Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fairy Chimneys as well as Uchisar Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Antalya.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Antalya — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ancient Theater as well as Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Attractions like Kaleici and Old City Marina make great kid-friendly stops.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Antalya vacation planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Antalya. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Istanbul.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Istanbul — 5 nights

Queen of Cities

You've added Orient Bosphorus Dinner Cruise, Istiklal Caddesi, Turkish Baths, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern will thrill your kids. See even more of Istanbul: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in May, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Turkey travel guide

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.

Antalya Province travel guide

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.