13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Karachi

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Istanbul

— 8 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Buyukcekmece Sahili and Kisirkaya Beach. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Galeri Apel. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online attractions planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are much colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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 11th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Goreme hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 12th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Selcuk

— 2 nights
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 13th (Tue): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk road trip planning website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.