11 days in Istanbul & Antalya Province Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Antalya Province Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip tool.

Karachi, 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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Karachi in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mrk. Kulliye Cami.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manavgat tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Manavgat in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Manavgat is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and then explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and finally admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Antalya travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Antalya sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.