14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Goreme.

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online attractions planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in December since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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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 12th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk road trip website.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in December; daily highs in Selcuk reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Pamukkale

— 3 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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour builder website.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.