Self Drive Ankara to Antalya

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Self Drive Tour

  • Day 1

    Day 1

    Pick up your rental car in Ankara and drive to east to explore the capital of the Hittites.

  • Day 2

    Day 2

    Drive to Cappadocia today and explore the phenomenal landscape and the rock cut churches of the region.

  • Day 3

    Day 3

    Explore Kaymakli or Derinkuyu underground cities of Cappadocia and the less visited old Greek villages.

  • Day 4

    Day 4

    Drive to Konya today and visit Sultanhani, the lodge of the whirling dervishes and two great Seljukian Museums: Karatay & Ince Minareli Madrassah

  • Day 5

    Day 5

    Pass the Taurus Mountains and see the waterfront ancient city of Side. Rest in Kursunlu or Manavgat waterfalls before checking in to your hotel.

  • Day 6

    Day 6

    Explore the environs of Antalya, The Archaeology Museum, Termessos or Perge Ancient cities or just relax at the beach.

  • Day 7

    Day 7

    Drop your can in Antalya airport and take a flight back home or for your next destination.

Self Drive Ankara to Antalya
  • Museum of Civilizations in Ankara
  • Hattusa; Capital of the Hittites
  • Surreal Landscape of Cappadocia
  • Rock cut Churches of Goreme
  • Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground Cities
  • Old Greek Villages of Cappadocia
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia
  • Sultanhani Caravanserai
  • Mevlana Museum in Konya
  • Karatay and Ince Minareli Madrassah
  • Archaeology Museum of Antalya
  • Side and Perge Ancient Cities
  • Old City of Antalya; Kaleici
  • Kursunlu and Manavgat Waterfalls

Drive across Anatolia on your own from Ankara to Antalya and visit the beautiful Cappadocia region in between. A tour that will show you the whole history of Anatolia which is the melting pot of civilizations. A journey including awarded museums, phenomenal landscapes and delicious food. Encounter the unusual by driving in the countryside of Turkey and rest at the warm beaches of Mediterranean sea in the end. Our recommended tour is as below;

Day 1 - Ankara - Hattusa - Bogazkale

Pick up your car at your hotel in Ankara or at the airport and start driving to Hattusa, Bogazkale. Visit the capital of the Hittites who ruled Anatolia in the past. The Hittites museum and the Yazilikaya temple is a must before checking in to your hotel. Overnight in Bogazkale.

Day 2 - Bogazkale to Cappadocia

Drive to Cappadocia today after breakfast and enjoy a local lunch in Avanos town and take a break in one of the pottery workshops of Avanos before visiting the Open Air Museum of Goreme. Take photo breaks on the way to your hotel above Goreme and Uchisar towns. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 – Cappadocia

Wake up before the sunrise just for a once in a lifetime experience. Fly over the poetic landscape of Cappadocia and appreciate what nature has for us to offer. You will be dropped back to your hotel for a rest and breakfast.

Drive to one of the underground cities of Cappadocia in the afternoon and explore the intact villages of Cappadocia located in the south before getting back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4 - Cappadocia to Konya

Leave Cappadocia in the morning to Konya and visit the Sutanhani caravanserai on the way which is the biggest one in Anatolia. Explore the Museum of Rumi who is the founder of the whirling dervish lodge. Karatay and Ince Minareli Medrese museums are recommended before checking in to your hotel. Overnight in Konya.

Day 5 - Konya to Antalya

Leave your hotel in the morning for a scenic drive over the Taurus Mountains to Antalya. Take a break on top of the mountains and visit the ancient city of Side before taking a break in one of the waterfalls on the way to the old city of Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 6 - Antalya

After a comfortable breakfast at your hotel, visit the Museum of Archaeology and the Aspendos theater before getting back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at the beach or exploring the ancient cities like Perge or Termessos. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 7 - Antalya Airport

Drive to Antalya airport to drop your car and take a flight to your next destination or back home.

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