11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Bodrum City
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Munich

6
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle of St. Peter and Yaliciftlik Sahili. Visit Herakleia and Myndos Gate for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bodrum City: Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and Palamutbükü Plajı (in Palamutbuku). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, revel in the low prices at Moden Leather Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bodrum Bazaar.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Bodrum City is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hamburg to Bodrum City. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in September: highs in Bodrum City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palamutbükü Plajı, Scuba & Snorkeling, Herakleia, Altinkum Beach, Dibeklihan
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Palamutbükü Plajı ©
Palamutbükü Plajı

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.
Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Aya Yorgi Church (in Buyukada) and Bursa (Ulu Cami & Green Tomb). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bursa, Aya Yorgi Church
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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