13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights

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7
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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, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip app.

Surat, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Surat to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Istanbul is colder than Surat - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, then step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip 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 May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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 31st (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) 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

2
nights
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 1st (Mon), ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) 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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