11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
Goreme, Cappadocia
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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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesifor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Algiers to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Algiers in April, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basiskele.
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Basiskele — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Basiskele online trip maker.

You can drive from Istanbul to Basiskele in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Basiskele when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Basiskele to Goreme. In April in Goreme, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Antalya.
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Antalya — 1 night

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 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lara Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then visit Kaleici.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antalya travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in April, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale journey maker.

Drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 1 night

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus.

Before you visit Selcuk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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.