16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Kusadasi
— 2 nights
5
Selcuk
— 1 night
6
Izmir
— 2 nights

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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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Istanbul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 6th (Tue), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Urgup takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Urgup: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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nights
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.
Plan trip to Pamukkale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Urgup to Pamukkale takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

2
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuşadası Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop, explore the historical opulence of Kusadasi Castle, then kick back and relax at Ladies Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kusadasi trip planning site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kusadasi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Kusadasi. In October, daily temperatures in Kusadasi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach
Hacivat Shop ©
Hacivat Shop
Kusadasi Castle ©
Kusadasi Castle

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts and then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Selcuk attractions planner.

Selcuk is just a stone's throw from Kusadasi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kusadasi in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Selcuk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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Izmir

Izmir ©

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Izmir is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami, take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu, and wander the streets of Kemeralti Market.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izmir driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Izmir in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in October, expect nights in Izmir to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu

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