16 days in Turkey & Island of Malta Itinerary

16 days in Turkey & Island of Malta Itinerary

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Fly:
17​h 15​min
Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:
6​h
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:
4​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:
5​h 30​min
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:
16​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay), India

1
day
Konya, Turkey

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the galleries of Mevlana Museum and then examine the collection at İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India to Konya is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Konya due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in February, things will get much colder in Konya: highs are around 8°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

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Mevlana Museum

2
days
Pamukkale, Turkey

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamukkale Natural Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Road to Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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You can drive from Konya to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Sightseeing Nature

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Hierapolis & Pamukkale
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Pamukkale Natural Park

9
days
Istanbul, Turkey

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 sightseeing, museums, religious sites, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Pamukkale in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace

3
days
Valletta, Malta

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

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Getting from Istanbul to Valletta by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Valletta. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in February: high temperatures in Valletta hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Historic Sites Sightseeing

Side Trips

Mdina, Malta Falconry Centre, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra, Malta Self Drive Boats
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Upper Barrakka Gardens
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mnajdra

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