22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
3
Kayseri
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
6
Bursa
— 2 nights
7
Istanbul
— 7 nights
8
Edirne
— 2 nights

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Ankara

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.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally look for gifts at Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankara tour itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ankara is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam in January, expect nights in Ankara to be a bit cooler, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories
5.0

4
nights
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: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip site.

Getting from Ankara to Goreme by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ankara in January, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (5°C), and nights are slightly colder (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Kayseri.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kayseri

Kayseri ©
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kursunlu Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seyyid Burhaneddin Hz. Turbesi, make a trip to Gevher Nesibe Müzesi, then get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cami Kebir (Ulu Cami).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kayseri trip builder website.

You can drive from Goreme to Kayseri in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kayseri are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Volcano
Mount Erciyes
4.5
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Religious Site
Kursunlu Camii
4.9

2
nights
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 27th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, and finally delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Kayseri to Selcuk with the Route module. Traveling from Kayseri in January, expect Selcuk to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Troy Tours
4.5

2
nights
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 29th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, take an in-depth tour of Ordekli Culture and Art Center, and then examine the collection at Bursa Bilim Merkezi. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kardanadam, and then steep yourself in history at Bursa Clocktower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bursa online travel planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Bursa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Bursa Bilim Merkezi
4.7

7
nights
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, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Bursa in February, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
nights
Edirne

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 9th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Erasta, then see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Mihal Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, then look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, and then admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edirne travel route builder app.

Getting from Istanbul to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
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Must see
Selimiye Mosque
4.9
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Edirne Saray Sekerleme
5.0

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