8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Ankara
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Manavgat
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Istanbul

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chora Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. You'll explore and learn at Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Modern. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum

1
night
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ankara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then wander the streets of Kaleici. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Konyaalti Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Antalya online travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ankara to Antalya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach

1
night
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Side Museum, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manavgat trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Museums
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Side Museum ©
Side Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

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