Turkey Itinerary 12 Days


Turkey Itinerary 12 days: Discover Turkey through its enchanting landscapes and rich history, where every day unveils a new chapter in the country’s compelling narrative. From the bustling allure of Istanbul to the surreal wonders of Cappadocia, the journey continues through Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, and the coastal gems of Antakya and Alanya.

Explore the historical marvels of Antalya, the mesmerizing landscapes of Pamukkale, and the ancient ruins of Laodicea and Hierapolis. Enjoy the coastal charm of Kusadasi and delve into the archaeological wonders of Ephesus, Pergamum, Iznik, and Smyrna. The adventure culminates with a return to Istanbul, where the echoes of history harmonize with the vibrant pulse of modern life.

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  • Soar above Cappadocia’s enchanting landscapes on a hot air balloon.
  • Explore the ancient city of Antioch in Antakya.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos in Antalya.
  • Marvel at the historic sites of Laodicea, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Pergamum, Iznik, and Smyrna.
  • Experience the charming coastal town of Kusadasi.


Embark on an exciting adventure as your 12-day Turkey itinerary begins. Your journey starts with a meet-up at your hotel in Istanbul or a transfer from your hotel to the airport for a flight to Cappadocia. As you touch down in this mesmerizing region, the magic of Cappadocia unfolds before you. The day is dedicated to the captivating Cappadocia North/Red Tour, where you’ll uncover the natural wonders and historical secrets of this unique landscape. As night falls, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Cappadocia, setting the stage for the days ahead.

Dive deeper into the wonders of Cappadocia, this time exploring its southern realms with the Cappadocia South/Green Tour. Unearth hidden gems tucked away in the scenic landscapes, and let the allure of the region seep into your soul. Another night in Cappadocia extends the opportunity to savor the beauty and mystery that pervade this captivating locale. Each moment spent here is a brushstroke on the canvas of your Turkish adventure.

Say goodbye to Cappadocia as you head to Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul. Dive into its rich history as you wander through the ancient streets. Then, travel to Antakya for an overnight stay, where you’ll explore the city’s archaeological treasures and uncover its mysteries from the past

Embark on the Antakya Tour, an immersive experience that unravels the tapestry of the ancient city of Antioch. The journey continues with a drive to Mersin, where cultural delights await your discovery. An overnight stay in Mersin invites you to absorb the local flavors, each taste and sight adding to the richness of your Turkish escapade.

Discover the hidden gems of the City of the Monophystite Archbishop of Seleucia, a historical treasure trove with untold stories. Then, journey to the coastal charm of Alanya in Antalya. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this seaside town, where history and nature blend seamlessly, offering a symphony of experiences. Enjoy an overnight stay in Alanya to fully embrace its coastal allure.

Hit the road to Side, a historical gem, as you immerse yourself in the Antalya Tour. Explore the ancient sites of Perge and Aspendos, where the echoes of history resonate. Another night in Antalya provides an opportunity to absorb the city’s historical charm, each moment an exploration of the past within a modern setting.

Embark on a journey to Laodicea and Hierapolis, marveling at the ancient ruins and the mineral-rich landscapes that unfold before your eyes. The night descends in Pamukkale, where you find yourself surrounded by the wonders of nature. The overnight stay in this unique setting promises a connection with the earth’s beauty.

Resume your drive, this time to Lydia, as you continue to the coastal town of Kusadasi. The allure of the Aegean coast becomes evident as you settle in for an overnight stay in Kusadasi. Here, the meeting of history and coastal charm creates an atmosphere that lingers in your memory.

Delve into the archaeological wonders of Ephesus, an ancient city that unfolds its rich history with every step. Another night in Selcuk or Kusadasi allows you to soak in the cultural ambiance, each corner telling a story of centuries gone by.

Venture further into history as you explore Smyrna and Pergamon, unlocking the historical mysteries of these ancient cities. The night unfolds in Pergamum, surrounded by archaeological wonders that transport you back in time.

Embark on a tour of Iznik (Nicea) before making your way back to Istanbul, where the journey began. An overnight stay in Istanbul provides a final opportunity to relish the city’s vibrant atmosphere. The historic streets and bustling markets bid you farewell, echoing the memories created throughout your Turkish odyssey.

Conclude your Turkish adventure with a departure to Istanbul Airport, marking the end of this captivating 12-day tour. As you board your flight, carry with you the echoes of ancient civilizations, the beauty of diverse landscapes, and the warmth of Turkish hospitality, all woven together into the fabric of an unforgettable journey.


To combine luxury and affordability, we offer accommodations ranging from 4-star comfort to the world’s most exquisite hotels and resorts. When you inquire about the package that suits you best, we will share a list of related accommodations, and we are always open to your suggestions.

For our luxury packages, we provide a superb array of accommodations ranging from 4-star to 5-star hotels. Our selection includes renowned establishments such as NH Collection, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn, Radisson Hotels, and other comparably luxurious yet affordable options

When booking our premium packages, you will enjoy stays in superior, deluxe rooms, or suites within carefully selected 5-star accommodations, such as Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Sofitel, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. In addition to our promised excellent service, rest assured that your experience will embody the epitome of luxury.

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All prices are for a luxury private tour designed for two travelers, featuring premium services

  • Early Bird Special: Enjoy a 10% discount per person when booking four months before the tour.
  • Free Upgrades: Enjoy accommodation upgrades during your destination’s low seasons at no extra cost
  • Children under 6 years old: travel for free.
  • Kids under 12: receive a 50% discount.
  • Groups of 4 travelers: enjoy a 10% discount.
  • Groups of 6 or more: receive a 15% discount
  • Groups of ten or more: get a 20% discount.
  • Same family of 4 or more: receives an additional 5% off.

From $3,390.00/person


The best time to visit Turkey depends on your preferred regions among its diverse landscapes. With 7-unique regions offering countless historical and natural wonders, spring and fall are generally optimal for tours. From April to May, temperatures are pleasant, and the blooming scenery is breathtaking. Similarly, September and October provide warm weather with fewer crowds, perfect for sightseeing. Summer is ideal for exploring coastal highlights like Kusadasi and Fethiye. In winter, while it cools down with occasional rain and snow, it’s an excellent season to appreciate the historic sites along the Aegean coast, and Cappadocia offers stunning winter views for photography enthusiasts. So, whether you’re drawn to the vibrant blooms of spring, the warm sights of summer, or the serene winter landscapes, each of Turkey’s seven regions has something unique to offer year-round

In Turkey, English is commonly spoken in tourist hubs, major cities, and by the younger population. In popular destinations like Istanbul and Cappadocia, many in the tourism industry understand English. However, in less touristy or rural areas, English proficiency may be limited. Learning a few basic Turkish phrases can enhance your communication, but generally, you can navigate well in tourist-friendly locations with English. Turkish locals are often friendly and appreciative of efforts to communicate in their language.

Turkey is celebrated for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and cultural gems. From iconic landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia to the unique beauty of Cappadocia, the country offers a captivating blend of history and nature. Istanbul, straddling continents, is a cultural hub, and Turkish cuisine, known for dishes like kebabs and baklava, is a delight. Turkish hospitality, the scenic Bosphorus, and cultural performances like the Whirling Dervishes add to the country’s allure.

A minimum of 8 to 10 days is recommended to experience some of Turkey’s captivating highlights. Begin in Istanbul, immersing yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this transcontinental city. Venture to Cappadocia for a magical hot air balloon ride over its unique landscapes. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, a treasure trove of archaeological wonders. However, to fully embrace the diverse offerings of Turkey, a more comprehensive tour spanning 15 to 17 days is highly recommended. This extended itinerary allows for the inclusion of additional gems like Troy, the capital city Ankara, the coastal beauty of Antalya, and more. This ensures a more leisurely exploration, enabling travelers to delve deeper into the country’s historical, cultural, and natural wonders.