11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dalyan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Dammam

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center. There's more to do: look for gifts at Alaturca Carpet and view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in March, expect Goreme to be colder, temps between 16°C and 1°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos, Urgup, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Alaturca Taner
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Goreme to Oludeniz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March, Oludeniz is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)

1
night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Iztuzu Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dalyan itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sultanahmet District and Topkapi Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Adnan and Hasan Carpet and Kilim Store. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Taksim Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planning site .

Getting from Dalyan to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Dalyan, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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