19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme online trip maker.

Karachi, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Goreme. In March, daytime highs in Goreme are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

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Konya

— 2 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Konya is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, get advice or help at Selcuklu Kongre Merkezi Konya, stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Konya road trip app.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Konya can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Fethiye.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Historic Sites
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Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then head outdoors with Billy's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri and then walk around Oludeniz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip site.

Getting from Konya to Fethiye by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Konya in March; daily highs in Fethiye reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum and then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Istanbul

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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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.