15 days in Turkey & Norway Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Norway Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Alanya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . On your second day here, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

Amritsar, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in August, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Bodrum City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Bodrum City, Turkey — 2 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter. Here are some ideas for day two: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City online trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect Bodrum City to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fethiye.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Fethiye, Turkey — 1 night

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bodrum City in August; daily highs in Fethiye reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Alanya.
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Outdoors · Tours · Baths · Spas
Side Trip

Alanya, Turkey — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule, take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, Head underground at Dim Cave and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Alanya vacation planner.

Drive from Fethiye to Alanya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bergen.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Bergen, Norway — 1 night

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen online road trip planner.

You can fly from Alanya to Bergen in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Alanya to Bergen due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Stavanger.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Stavanger, Norway — 1 night

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gamle Stavanger and then explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stavanger journey builder website.

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Geiranger.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Geiranger, Norway — 1 night

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 11th (Thu), cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and then don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geiranger online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Stavanger to Geiranger takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.
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Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bygdøy and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and walk around Vigeland Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Oslo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
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Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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