12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Pamukkale
— 1 day
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul
— 6 nights
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

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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 23rd (Tue), do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale online sightseeing planner.

Isparta to Pamukkale is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Wineries

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Winery / Vineyard
Pamukkale Winery
4.3

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memmius Monument and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotto of the Seven Sleepers and Trajan's Fountain. Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle, and see the interesting displays at Maket Koy.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Selcuk online trip maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Bebek. Do some cultural sightseeing at Besiktas and Obelisk of Theodosius. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, make a trip to Haydarpasa Terminal, explore the ancient world of Historic Areas of Istanbul Walls, and steep yourself in history at Beyazıt Meydanı.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, and then examine the collection at Urgup Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): do a tasting at Mahzen Şarap Evi, then do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and then contemplate the long history of AsmaliKonak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Urgup. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Winery / Vineyard
Mahzen Şarap Evi
4.0
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Historic Site
AsmaliKonak
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Winery / Vineyard
Turasan Sarapcilik
3.1

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