15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
5
Ankara
— 1 night

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam in January, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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 19th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6

2
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Selcuk

Selcuk ©
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 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, gain insight with Troy Tours, and then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Troy Tours
4.5

4
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme online travel route planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Selcuk in January, with highs in Goreme at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

1
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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ankara using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8

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