17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kayseri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Istanbul — 6 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 Istanbul Akvaryum, Daily Bursa Tours, Ortakoy, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Dolmabahce Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Taksim Square, contemplate the long history of Clock Tower Dolmabahce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Camii (AzapkapI), and stroll around Emirgan Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Istanbul at 7°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Goreme.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goreme day trip tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kayseri.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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Kayseri — 3 nights

Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, browse the different shops at Forum Kayseri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cami Kebir (Ulu Cami), and hit the slopes at Hisarcik Erciyes Teleski.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kayseri holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Kayseri takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kayseri are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Istanbul.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Istanbul — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Enjoy Istanbul some more: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, make a trip to Hippodrome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and look for gifts at Grand Bazaar Jewelers.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Kayseri to Istanbul by car takes about 8 hours. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Kayseri in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Baths · Spas
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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.
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