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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Istanbul. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Gomeda Vadisi in Mustafapasa, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): 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.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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.
On the 11th (Thu), delve into the distant past at 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, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Selcuk sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) 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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