11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
3
Antalya
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul Cable Car. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, visit Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in November, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient City of Ephesus and Curetes Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bibliotheque de Celsus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Selcuk to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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), stop by Kaleici, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, thenlook for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, thenexamine the collection at Side Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Vespasianus Aniti.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Selcuk in December, with highs in Antalya at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manavgat, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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