14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme visit planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Goreme is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get much colder in Goreme: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Istanbul

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 11th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Selcuk

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 13th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk itinerary builder site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.