10 days in Antalya, Istanbul & Pamukkale Itinerary

10 days in Antalya, Istanbul & Pamukkale Itinerary

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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 1 night

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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 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Kaleici, then explore the stunning scenery at Goynuk Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antalya trip maker website.

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

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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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. On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sehzade Mehmet Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nusretiye Mosque and then get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey tool.

You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antalya in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to 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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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Mosque and Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, examine the collection 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 see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum

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Antalya

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mermerli Beach, admire the landmark architecture 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya day trip planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ataturk House & Museum ©
Ataturk House & Museum
Yivli Minaret Mosque ©
Yivli Minaret Mosque

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