26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly

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Edirne

— 3 nights
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. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, visit Karaagac, see the interesting displays at Edirne Kent Muzesi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Edirne online visit planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Edirne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Edirne is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Gallipoli

— 2 nights
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 24th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BayraklI Baba Turbesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azaplar Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip maker site.

Getting from Edirne to Gallipoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Alaturca Taner, and appreciate the views at Red Valley.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goreme travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Goreme by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Goreme sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Istanbul

— 9 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Istanbul. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 15:

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.