12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Cirali
— 1 night
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chora Museum and Sultanahmet Square. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, stop by Ortakoy, and take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in November, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then visit Karahayit.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale road trip site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.3
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Neighborhood
Karahayit
3.2

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 3rd (Thu): play a few rounds at Carya Golf Club, then play a few rounds at Sueno Hotels Golf Belek, and then play a few rounds at Gloria Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, and then wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya holiday planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cirali.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Golf · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Golf Course
Gloria Golf Club
4.4
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Golf Course
Carya Golf Club
4.5

1
night
Cirali

Cirali ©
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll through Cirali Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimaera, and then contemplate the long history of Olympos Ruins.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cirali trip tool.

You can drive from Antalya to Cirali in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Cirali, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Cirali Beach
4.6
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Must see
Olympos Ruins
4.3
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Geologic Formation
Chimaera
4.0

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 some historical perspective at Zelve Open Air Museum and Goreme National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Guray Museum and Soganli Valley. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, take a pleasant ride with Doga Binicilik Merkezi, indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, and soar above the sights with Local Cappadocia Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cirali to Goreme. When traveling from Cirali in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Love Valley
4.7
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History Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum
4.7
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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