15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Antalya
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
End: Amman

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sardala Koyu and Saklikoy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kapali Carsi and Ortakoy. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Eminonu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and stroll through Suma Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip builder .

Amman, Jordan to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Amman to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amman in July, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sardala Koyu
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

few
hours
Bursa

Bursa ©
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.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Covered Bazaar (Bedesten), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saitabat Selalesi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bursa trip planner .

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bursa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bursa

Nature Spas Parks
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Saitabat Selalesi ©
Saitabat Selalesi

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
You've now added Kaklik Cave to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, take a stroll through Karahayit, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then browse the different shops at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, and finally look for gifts at Babadaglilar Ishani.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bursa to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
nights
Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kids will enjoy Kaputas Beach and Big Pebble Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidayet koyu and The Lycian Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Oludeniz PlajI (in Oludeniz), Island of Kekova (in Kekova) and Class Leather (in Kalkan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Akçagerme plajı, view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Lycian Way, Class Leather, Island of Kekova, Oludeniz PlajI
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Akçagerme plajı ©
Akçagerme plajı
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

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nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki and TahtalI Dagi. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cirali Beach and Mermerli Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk), Adrasan Sahili (in Adrasan) and Chimaera (in Cirali). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Ters Ev and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip builder tool .

Drive from Kas to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cirali, Kemer, Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki, Adrasan Sahili
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Goynuk Canyon ©
Goynuk Canyon
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
TahtalI Dagi ©
TahtalI Dagi

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