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Antalya to Istanbul drive

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Antalya to Istanbul road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Antalya to Istanbul. If you're planning a road trip to Istanbul, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Antalya
drive for about 2 hours

12:55 pm  Isparta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:16 pm  Afyonkarahisar
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Afyonkarahisar
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:18 am  Kutahya
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:30 pm  Inegol
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:48 pm  Buyukada
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

5:12 pm  arrive in Istanbul
eat at Çiya Sofrası
stay at Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Antalya to Istanbul questions

profile  Cameron from San Francisco asked:
Tips and Advice for Istanbul and Antalya  (2 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?





Buyukada  (3 answers)

Where's the best place to stay in Istanbul?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Istanbul.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City, which was mentioned 8 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Chora Church  (5 mentions)
Hippodrome Hotel  (3 mentions)
Yasmak Sultan Hotel  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Istanbul? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Istanbul?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Çiya Sofrası, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ulus 29  (4 mentions)
Asitane  (3 mentions)
Sunset Grill & Bar  (3 mentions)
Mangerie  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Istanbul? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Istanbul?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Hagia Sophia  (51 mentions)
Blue Mosque  (43 mentions)
Grand Bazaar  (39 mentions)
Topkapi Palace  (22 mentions)
Galata Tower  (21 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Istanbul. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Christopher from Reichartshausen asked:
Good, boutique like hotels in Istanbul?  (10 answers)

profile  Danielle from Indianapolis asked:
Must do in Istanbul with 24 Hours?  (9 answers)

profile  Pavel from Los Angeles, California asked:
Best places to go out in Istanbul?  (6 answers)

profile  Rutger from asked:
Family-friendly hotels in Istanbul?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Istanbul.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Istanbul to Antalya drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Antalya to Istanbul. Or get a full Antalya to Istanbul flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Antalya well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Antalya!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 429 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 50 minutes
19 Antalya travel answers
3 Buyukada travel answers
222 Istanbul travel answers


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