16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  23​h
Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rize
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
Konya
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Pamukkale
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + train + bus:  6​h
Bursa
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Hidirnebi Yaylasi, explore the striking landscape at Ortahisar, and then contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Tomb.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trabzon sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Trabzon is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Trabzon is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Trabzon reach 18°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Trabzon

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Hidirnebi Yaylasi
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Gulbahar Hatun Tomb ©
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb

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day
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 explore the activities along Uzungol.

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You can drive from Trabzon to Uzungol in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Uzungol
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Uzungol ©
Uzungol

1
day
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): delve into the distant past at Rize Kalesi, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rize Botanik Bahçesi, and finally examine the collection at Rize Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rize driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Uzungol to Rize takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Rize

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

2
days
Uchisar, Cappadocia

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
On the 25th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, and then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, Head underground at 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, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uchisar day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rize to Uchisar. Traveling from Rize in April, expect nights in Uchisar to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Konya.

Things to do in Uchisar

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

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

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hours
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Serafettin Camii.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Konya trip planner .

You can take a bus from Uchisar to Konya in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Konya sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive 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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, choose your vessel at Guleryuz 2 Daily Boat Tours, and then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of 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, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kas to Pamukkale by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough 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
Laodikeia ©
Laodikeia

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then make a trip to Inkaya Cinari.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bursa journey builder app .

Getting from Pamukkale to Bursa by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bursa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up 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
Room Escape Games
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) ©
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)

3
days
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, stroll through Gulhane Park, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bursa to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. 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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