11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Semarang
+3
taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  23​h
1
Manavgat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
4
Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Van
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Semarang

1
night
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 3rd (Tue), catch a live performance at Aspendos Ruins and Theater and then ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). On the next day, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, and then contemplate the long history of Phaselis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat day trip planner.

Semarang, Indonesia to Manavgat is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Phaselis
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and then browse the different shops at Laura Shopping Center.

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You can drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Head underground at Kaymakli, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme vacation planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antalya in March, with highs in Goreme at 16°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Kaymakli, Uchisar Castle, Balloon Rides
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Kaymakli ©
Kaymakli
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

2
nights
Gaziantep

Gaziantep ©
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, see the interesting displays at Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi, then browse the different shops at Sirehan Alisveris Merkezi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Elmaci Pazari, and finally look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, explore the historical opulence of Gaziantep Castle, get engrossed in the history at Mevlevihane Vakif Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sanko Park Alisveris Merkezi, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Primemall.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gaziantep visit website .

Traveling by car from Goreme to Gaziantep takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Gaziantep can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Van.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi ©
Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi
Gaziantep Castle ©
Gaziantep Castle
Bakircilar Carsisi ©
Bakircilar Carsisi

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Van

Van ©
Van is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the different shops at Aydin Periham AVM and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karmravank Armenian Monastery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Rock of Van, step into the grandiose world of Van Castle (Van Kalesi), and then contemplate the long history of Tushpa.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Van day trip planning tool .

Drive from Gaziantep to Van in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites Shopping
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Van Castle (Van Kalesi) ©
Van Castle (Van Kalesi)
Rock of Van ©
Rock of Van

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