14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Bursa
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kaymakli and Love Valley. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Zelve Open Air Museum, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Peri Bacalari, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Goreme at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bursa.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bursa

— 3 nights
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uludag Ski Resort and Ulu Cami. Step out of Bursa to go to Uludag National Park and see Kardanadam, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Center, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii).

Plan my day in Bursa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Goreme to Bursa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in January, with highs in Bursa at 11°C and lows at 5°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rustem Pasha Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take a stroll through Beyoglu, admire the striking features of Fatih Mosque and Complex, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in January, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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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.