10 days in Istanbul, Bodrum District & Antalya Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul, Bodrum District & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: stop by Sultanahmet District, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul tour planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Karachi in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and then stroll through Bitez Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Bodrum City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Antalya

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then stop by Kaleici. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antalya tour planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in November since evenings lows in Antalya dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Bodrum District travel guide

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Nightlife · Beaches · Castles
St.-Tropez of Turkey
Elegant Bodrum is a district and port city, watched over by its 15th-century seaside castle and is home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Formerly a simple fishing village, the town flourished after writer Kabaağaçlı put the city on the map: exiled here in 1925, he adopted the pen name, "The Fisherman of Halicarnassus"--an allusion to the city's name in aniquity. Today this seaside vacation spot charms visitors with a glittering marina, flower-filled cafes, palm-lined promenades, and a host of seafood restaurants. The serene simplicity that caught Kabaağaçlı's eye has since attracted other artists, giving Bodrum a sophistication that sets it apart from other coastal towns.