15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Manavgat
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Manavgat
— 1 night
Drive
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Antalya
— 1 night
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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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and make a trip to Pasabag.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Jeddah in June, plan for little chillier days in Goreme, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Istanbul

— 4 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 14th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Selcuk

— 3 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk day trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, Head underground at Mavi Magara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Manavgat day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Manavgat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 20th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then take a stroll through Kaleici, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antalya online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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.