8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Kekova
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Kekova
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kekova — 1 night

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Tersane Koyu and then see what you can catch with Kekova kardesim-m boat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kekova tour itinerary planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kekova is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to 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.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Dogan Onyx factory, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary app.

Getting from Kekova to Pamukkale by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 3 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 Yoruk Collectionfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Urgup.
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Urgup, Cappadocia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then stop by Kappo Gifts. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Kapadokya Sanat ve Kultur Muzesi. and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Urgup when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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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