15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Train to London Stansted, Fly to Antalya
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly to London Stansted, Train to Norwich

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Temple of Apollo. Explore hidden gems such as Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Theater in Side (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antalya road trip site.

Norwich, UK to Antalya is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Norwich in June: highs in Antalya hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Alanya

— 1 night
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alanya visit planning website.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip builder.

You can drive from Alanya to Oludeniz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Nature · Adventure · Spas · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pasabag and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, head outdoors with Royal Balloon, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Goreme in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Oludeniz in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.