16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  23​h
1
Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rize
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Konya
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Bursa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the views at Hidirnebi Yaylasi, take in the dramatic natural features at Ortahisar, and then contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Tomb.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip itinerary maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Trabzon is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Trabzon reach 18°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Trabzon

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hidirnebi Yaylasi
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Ortahisar ©
Ortahisar

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Uzungol

Uzungol ©
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sarikaya Yaylasi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Uzungol.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uzungol trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trabzon to Uzungol. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Uzungol
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Uzungol ©
Uzungol

2
nights
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Rize Kalesi, then see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, and finally see the interesting displays at Rize Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rize trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Uzungol to Rize with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Rize

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum ©
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum
Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi ©
Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi
Rize Kalesi ©
Rize Kalesi

3
nights
Uchisar, Cappadocia

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the ancient world of Ortahisar Kalesi, and then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, and finally learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uchisar trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rize to Uchisar. When traveling from Rize in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uchisar: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Konya.

Things to do in Uchisar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Balloon Rides, Peri Bacalari, Ortahisar Kalesi
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Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iplikci Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Serafettin Camii.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Konya vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Uchisar to Konya in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Konya are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Konya

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii
Mevlana Museum ©
Mevlana Museum
Iplikci Camii ©
Iplikci Camii

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Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, then get a new perspective on things with Guleryuz 2 Daily Boat Tours, and then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Konya to Kas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Konya in April; daily highs in Kas reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally delve into the distant past at Laodikeia.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip app .

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Pamukkale

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

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Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then don't miss a visit to Inkaya Cinari.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bursa visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Pamukkale to Bursa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)
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Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) ©
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)
Room Escape Games

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit planning website .

Getting from Bursa to Istanbul by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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