15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 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: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Goreme reach 5°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Istanbul

— 6 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning site.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in February, Istanbul is warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · 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 10th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Selcuk sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.