17 days in Turkey & London Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & London Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Bilecik, Turkey
— 1 night
Bursa, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Nevsehir
Nevsehir, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Antalya
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night


Istanbul, Turkey — 5 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Bosphorus Strait, Taksim Square and Sehzade Mehmet Mosque. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ottawa to Istanbul. Traveling from Ottawa in September, plan for warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bilecik.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Bilecik, Turkey — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Sogut Museum. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sogut Museum, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, and then don't miss a visit to Seyh Edebali Tomb.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bilecik online route planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bilecik takes 3 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Bilecik to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bursa.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Bursa, Turkey — 1 night

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cumalikizik as well as Tombs of Osman and Orhan. On the 30th (Fri), admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, pause for some photo ops at Tombs of Osman and Orhan, and then hunt for treasures at Koza Hani. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Cumalikizik.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bursa trip planner.

Drive from Bilecik to Bursa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nevsehir.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nevsehir, Turkey — 3 nights

Thousands of years of civilization are visibly present at Nevsehir, a major city in Cappaddocia famously graced with fairy chimneys, carved houses, churches, and frescoes.
You've added Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Selime Monastery, Ihlara Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle and don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nevsehir trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Bursa to Nevsehir with the Route module. Traveling from Bursa in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Nevsehir. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
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Antalya, Turkey — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lower Duden Waterfalls as well as Hadrian's Gate. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kaleici, stroll around Ataturk ParkI, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, and examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nevsehir to Antalya. Traveling from Nevsehir in October, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to London.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Fly from Antalya to London in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Antalya to London is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Antalya in October, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Turkey travel guide

Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.