7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 1 day
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 1 night
Fly

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Istanbul

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, then take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and finally walk around Gulhane Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and finally soar above the sights with Royal Balloon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Antalya

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hadrian's Gate and Side Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cirali Beach and Konyaalti Beach. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk), Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, get your game on at Ters Ev, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya vacation planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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 24th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, stroll through Kleopatra Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alanya online vacation planner.

Drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.