16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights

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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: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zemi Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip itinerary maker.

Basrah, Iraq to Goreme is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Basrah in January, plan for cooler days in Goreme, with highs around 5°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally examine the collection at Ephesus Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and then look for gifts at Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect Selcuk to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
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Specialty Museum
Ephesus Museum
4.6

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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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale vacation planning app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.3

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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