19 days in Turkey, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

19 days in Turkey, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Nazareth (Nazareth Village, The Church of the Annunciation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Raphael's, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tel Aviv. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, things will get slightly colder in Tel Aviv: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nazareth
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Food Tours
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book, and explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect nights in Jerusalem to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Falez Park, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Adventure Forest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Yavuz Ozcan Park, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then stop by Kaleici.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Antalya takes 3 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem to Antalya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in April, with highs in Antalya at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Kemer
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Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Old City Marina ©
Old City Marina

2
nights
Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, Head underground at Selime Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Yeraltı Şehri. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koc Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Guzelyurt day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Guzelyurt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online travel route planner.

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Goreme in 1.5 hours. In April in Goreme, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos, Gore Harabeleri, Alaturca Taner
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

5
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, visit Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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