15 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
2
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

2
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get some historical perspective at Tombs of the Kings and The House of Dionysus. Take a break from the city and head to Akamas Peninsula National Park and Aphrodite's Rock. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to George's Watersports - Boat Hire Latchi (in Latchi) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and view the masterpieces at Aliathon Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip builder app.

Chicago, USA to Paphos is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. July in Paphos sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Aphrodite's Rock, George's Watersports - Boat Hire Latchi, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

3
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Hala Sultan Tekke and Zenobia Wreck are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Konnos Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia) and Church of Saint Lazarus (in Larnaca). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Protaras, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement ©
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

1
night
Antalya, Turkey

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.
On the 29th (Mon), stop by Kaleici, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, thenstop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

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Getting from Ayia Napa to Antalya by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Antalya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Antalya sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in July; daily highs in Goreme reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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