16 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Antalya

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Q Spa & Wellness & Side Antik Kenti), Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 6°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

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