12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Istanbul
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Curetes Street.

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Mumbai, India to Selcuk is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: highs in Selcuk hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
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 29th (Mon): stroll through Goreme National Park. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goreme online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Selcuk in October: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Topkapi Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Suleymaniye Cami and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take a stroll through Ortakoy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), wander the streets of Kaleici and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Greek Amphitheater, and then take in the views from Aspendos Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Antalya to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls

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