17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trabzon holiday 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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Trabzon at 18°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rize.

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Gulbahar Hatun Tomb ©
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb

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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the views at Hemsin Organik Vadisi.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rize road trip app .

You can drive from Trabzon to Rize in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Uzungol.

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sarikaya Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

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Traveling by car from Rize to Uzungol takes 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Uzungol

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Uzungol
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Uzungol ©
Uzungol

2
days
Uchisar, Cappadocia

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, and then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uchisar route planner.

Explore your travel options from Uzungol to Uchisar with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Uchisar are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Konya.

Things to do in Uchisar

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
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Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konya Kapu Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iplikci Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Serafettin Camii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sahip Ata Muzesi ve Camii.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Konya travel planner.

You can take a bus from Uchisar to Konya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Konya, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Kas.

Things to do in Konya

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Meram
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Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii
Mevlana Museum ©
Mevlana Museum
Konya Buyuksehir Stadyumu ©
Konya Buyuksehir Stadyumu

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, tour the water at your own pace with Guleryuz 2 Daily Boat Tours, and then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kas route tool .

Traveling by car from Konya to Kas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Kas is somewhat warmer than Konya - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

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Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia.

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Traveling by car from Kas to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Laodikeia ©
Laodikeia

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: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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