16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Manavgat
— 1 night
Bus
5
Konya
— 1 night
Drive
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Bus
7
Ankara
— 1 night
Fly
8
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Edirne
— 1 night
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Pisa International Airport

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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 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Pisa, Italy to Selcuk is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phaselis and Antalya Muzesi. Popular historic sites such as Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Hadrian's Gate are in your itinerary. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Blue World Diving Center (in Tekirova) and Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami (in Goynuk). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Antalya route planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

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Manavgat

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrk. Kulliye Cami.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manavgat attractions planning app.

Getting from Antalya to Manavgat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Manavgat sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Konya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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Konya

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, don't miss a visit to Sille, admire the striking features of Sahip Ata Muzesi ve Camii, then take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoca Hasan Camii.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Konya travel planner.

You can take a bus from Manavgat to Konya in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manavgat in April, with highs in Konya at 21°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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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.
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Kaymakli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Zelve Open Air Museum and Off-Road Tours. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Uchisar Castle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip planning app.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Goreme sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Goreme in April, plan for slightly colder days in Ankara, with highs around 14°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chora Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in April, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

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Edirne

Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, then take in the views from Meric River Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edirne trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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.