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 Historic Areas of Istanbul will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lahore in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for Antalya on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 · Nature

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.