9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Bolu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ankara
— 1 night
Fly

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Istanbul

— 4 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and stop by Ortakoy.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online tour planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in December: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 7°C and lows are around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Bolu.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bolu

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Tokadi Hayreddin Turbesi. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Bolu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi, and then explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bolu trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bolu takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Uchisar, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally look for gifts at Alaturca Taner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City, Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, and then get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uchisar trip planner.

Drive from Bolu to Uchisar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Uchisar are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ankara.

Things to do in Uchisar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Ankara

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ankara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uchisar to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Uchisar in January, you will find days in Ankara are slightly colder (1°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

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.