12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Ankara
— 1 night
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
7
Bursa
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rustem Pasha Mosque and Istiklal Street. Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lahore in February: highs in Istanbul hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
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 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, tee off at Carya Golf Club, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Antalya Muzesi
4.7

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaymakli, and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goreme trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Antalya in February, with highs in Goreme at 12°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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History Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum
4.7

1
night
Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then examine the collection at 8 Hubb Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Kibele Kale.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ankara trip planner.

Take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in February, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
4.8
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Natural History Museum
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Hamamonu Restored Area
4.1

1
night
Eskisehir

Eskisehir ©
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Luletasi Mehmet Bassav Kultur Sanat Evi, take an in-depth tour of Eskisehir Kurtulus Muzesi, walk around Kent Park, find something for the whole family at Sazova Park, then examine the collection at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi, and finally examine the collection at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir travel planner.

Getting from Ankara to Eskisehir by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in February, you will find days in Eskisehir are a bit warmer (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi
4.4
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History Museum
Eskisehir Kurtulus Muzesi
4.6

2
nights
Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu Baba FIrInI ve Cilehanesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Koza Hani, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami.

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You can drive from Eskisehir to Bursa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eskisehir in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bursa, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Flea Market
Koza Hani
4.5
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Religious Site
Green Tomb
4.6

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