24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner

Make it your trip
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Ankara
— 4 nights
Fly
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Edirne
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Pamukkale is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Selcuk

— 4 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk visit planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Selcuk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Kaymakli Underground City about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Selcuk in December, with highs in Goreme at 6°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

Ankara

— 4 nights

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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, make a trip to Musa aga camii, and get a sense of history and politics at Yargitay.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ankara trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in December, Ankara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Edirne.

Things to do in Ankara

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Edirne

— 1 night
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 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum and then admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edirne online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Edirne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Istanbul

— 7 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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Istanbul are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.