8 Days Turkey Itinerary I Catterfly Travel

Turkey : Paradise Of Stunning Scenery & Rich Historic Legacy

Turkey : Paradise Of Stunning Scenery & Rich Historic Legacy

One of the leading tourism destinations in the world, with stunning scenery and rich historic legacy is none other than Turkey. You will be attracted instantly to this enigmatic nation, which takes you back constantly to times never traveled before and suddenly shocks you with some of the most contemporary ways of life. Explore Turkey's most popular holiday destinations, beautiful coastline, spectacular icons, exciting events and cultural festivals.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive In Istanbul And Go Turkish (1 Day )

Arrive in Istanbul. Private Airport pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Full Day Tour Of Istanbul Covering Mosques And Palaces (1 Day )

Full day Istanbul city tour with mosque and Palaces of Istanbul – Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus tour with The Spice Market and cruise on the Bosporus with the ferry.
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Cappadocia Calling (1 Day )

Breakfast in the hotel. Depart for Cappadocia (domestic flight) and private transfer on departure from Istanbul and arrival in Nevsehir. Transfer to the hotel and explore Cappadocia by the night.

Cappadocia Full Day Tour (1 Day )

Explore Cappadocia and surroundings. Soak into optional hot air balloon ride early in the morning. Explore the underground city of Derinkuyu. Get fascinated by Goreme open Air Museum.
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Antalya Beaches And Beyond (1 Day )

Relax at the beaches of Antalya in the evening or visit the old town of Antalya. The largest city on Turkey's western Mediterranean coastline - Antalya has wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleiçi with finely restored Ottoman...
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Antalya Full Day Tour (1 Day )

Full day tour around Antalya to explore the region – visit Mt Tahtali region and Kemer. Also enjoy the peaceful sounds of the water splashing against the rocks at Duden Waterfalls are just one of the everyday luxuries you experience in...
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Kusadasi Sojourn: Pamukkale Thermal Pools The Cotton Castle, Hierapolis (1 Day )

Visit Pamukkale enroute and enjoy the thermal baths. Pamukkale Thermal Pools are a natural formation of mineral springs set on massive travertine terraces built up over millennia by limestone deposits left behind by running water. It is famous for...

Half Day Tour of Ephesus, Sirince And Back To Home (1 Day )

Half day tour of Ephesus tour & Turkish Village Sirince and drop at Izmir airport for flight to Istanbul.Depart from Istanbul for international flight back to home.
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Whats included in this tour

No inclusions available.


  1. Amiral Palace Hotel Or Similar

    Address: Cankurtaran, Bayram Fırını Sk. No:7, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

  2. Crowne Plaza Cappadocia Or Similar

    Address: Yeni Mahalle, Milli Irade Caddesi No 2/1, 50200 Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

  3. Akra Hotel Or Similar

    Address: Şirinyalı, Lara Cd. No:24, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

  4. Venus Hotel Or Similar

    Address: Hasan Tahsin Cd. No:20, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli Merkez/Denizli, Turkey

FAQ & Expert Tips

What is the best time to visit Turkey for a winter holiday?

The best time for a winter holiday in Turkey is typically from November to March. During this period, you can enjoy milder temperatures, fewer crowds, and the chance to experience unique winter activities. Popular winter destinations in Turkey include Cappadocia, Istanbul, Bursa, Uludağ, and Eastern Anatolia, which offer a variety of winter experiences, from hot air balloon rides to skiing.

What winter sports and activities are available in Turkey?

Turkey has several ski resorts, with some of the most well-known being in the Bursa and Erzurum regions. Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter activities in places like Uludağ, Palandöken, and Kartalkaya. Apart from skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and dog sledding in various winter resorts in Turkey. You can also take hot air balloon rides over snow-covered landscapes in Cappadocia.
It's advisable to book accommodations in advance, especially if you plan to visit popular winter destinations and ski resorts. Booking ahead will help you secure the best options and rates.

What should I pack for a winter trip to Turkey?

When packing for a winter trip to Turkey, bring warm clothing, including layers, a good winter jacket, gloves, a hat, and waterproof boots, especially if you plan to engage in winter sports. Don't forget to pack your swimwear if you intend to visit Turkish baths.

Are there any unique winter traditions or celebrations in Turkey?

Turkey has unique winter traditions, including the celebration of New Year's Eve with fireworks and festivities. Some regions also celebrate a special day known as "Nevruz," which marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated with various cultural activities. Turkey also celebrates various festivals and events during the winter season, including the Camel Wrestling Festival, New Year's Eve celebrations, and cultural festivals like the Istanbul International Film Festival. Check the local event calendars for specific dates. In addition, many historical and cultural sites in Turkey, such as Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Ephesus, are open year-round. Winter is an excellent time to explore these attractions with fewer crowds.

What is the weather like in Turkey during the winter?

The weather in Turkey during the winter can vary significantly depending on the region, as Turkey spans both European and Asian continents and has diverse climates. Coastal areas in western and southern Turkey, including Istanbul and Antalya, tend to have milder winters. Average temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F), with occasional rain. Snowfall is rare in coastal areas, but it can happen occasionally. Inland regions, such as the capital city Ankara and Cappadocia, have colder winters. Average temperatures can vary widely, with daytime highs around 0°C to 10°C (32°F to 50°F) and colder nights. These regions often experience snowfall, and snow can accumulate during the winter months. Eastern Anatolia, in the far eastern part of Turkey, experiences very cold winters. Popular winter resorts in southern Turkey offer milder winter weather.
Trip length

8 Days

Starting From

$ 1254

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