11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Yalova
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto


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6
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
You've added Misir Carsisi, Kilic Ali Paşa Hamam, Sufi Music Concert & Whirling Dervishes Ceremony, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Sultanahmet District and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, don't miss a visit to Istiklal Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, look for gifts at Sultans Ceramic, then explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Urgup takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Urgup, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yalova.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Sultans Ceramic
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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Pasabag ©
Pasabag
Kocabag Winery ©
Kocabag Winery

1
day
Yalova

Yalova ©
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Erikli Waterfall, then walk around Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale, then examine the collection at Ataturk Kosku, and finally steep yourself in history at Yuruyen Kosk.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yalova road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Urgup to Yalova with the Route module. Traveling from Urgup in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yalova, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Ataturk Kosku
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Ataturk Kosku ©
Ataturk Kosku

1
night
Istanbul

Istanbul
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yalova to Istanbul takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yalova in October; daily highs in Istanbul reach 28°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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