9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
Train to ISTANBUL(Pendik), Fly to Kuwait City

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Antalya — 1 night

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 5th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls and then delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Antalya is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, expect Antalya to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uchisar Castle and Goreme National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Gulludere Vadisi. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip website.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antalya in February: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 12°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip
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Istanbul — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Istanbul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in February, plan for much hotter nights in Istanbul, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eskisehir.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Eskisehir — 1 night

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Kent Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eskisehir day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Eskisehir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect colder with lows of -1°C in Eskisehir. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.