10 days in Antalya, Istanbul & Pamukkale Itinerary

10 days in Antalya, Istanbul & Pamukkale Itinerary

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10 days in Antalya, Istanbul & Pamukkale Itinerary

Start: Antalya
1
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Antalya
— 1 night
End: Antalya

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Kaleici, take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Antalya. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kemer
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Goynuk Canyon ©
Goynuk Canyon
Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami ©
Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gulhane Park as well as Nusretiye Mosque. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sehzade Mehmet Mosque, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nusretiye Mosque and then get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder .

Getting from Antalya to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Antalya in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

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nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuruosmaniye Camii, then steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and then admire the striking features of Fatih Mosque and Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and finally examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower

1
night
Antalya

On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mermerli Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yivli Minaret Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Museum, and finally stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Kesik Minaret Mosque and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya online visit planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Antalya are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ataturk House & Museum ©
Ataturk House & Museum
Kesik Minare Mosque ©
Kesik Minare Mosque

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