12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  10​h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Istiklal Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul. In December, Istanbul is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kleopatra Beach and Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki. Visit Temple of Apollo and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) for their historical value. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Ancient Theater (in Side), Chimaera (in Cirali) and Adventure Forest (in Beldibi). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls, have some family-friendly fun at Ters Ev, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Antalya vacation planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Adventure Forest, Kleopatra Beach, Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki, Chimaera
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Chimaera ©
Chimaera
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

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