11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Riyadh

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Visiting Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul Cable Car will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take a stroll through Ortakoy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Riyadh in November, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Ephesus Terrace Houses. Bibliotheque de Celsus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Selcuk to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

3
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 7th (Sat), take a stroll through Kaleici, then take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then examine the collection at Side Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Vespasianus Aniti.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in December; daily highs in Antalya reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

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