13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly

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3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Visiting Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul Cable Car will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Istanbul. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

2
nights
Bursa

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Tombs of Osman and Orhan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Uludag Ski Resort and then hit the slopes at Uludag Ski Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bursa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in Bursa reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Anatolia Cemetery. Get outdoors at Hierapolis and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Guney Selalesi (in Denizli). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online road trip planner.

Getting from Bursa to Pamukkale by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Camel Rock, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Goreme are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.7
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.