12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 1 night

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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 Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Gomeda Vadisi in Mustafapasa, approximately Mustafapasa away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Alaturca Taner, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

Before you visit Goreme, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Pamukkale

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.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale road trip planning website.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Selcuk are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

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