13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Antalya
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Urgup
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
8
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul journey builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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 5th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Selcuk hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 6th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip builder tool .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Iz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalyan Cami. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, then delve into the distant past at Tlos, and then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fethiye driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dalyan
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Fethiye ©
Downtown Fethiye
Gallery Iz ©
Gallery Iz
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 9th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Tugra Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kekova Sound.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Tugra Art Gallery

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Antalya

Antalya
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Antalya, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Urgup on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Urgup

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.
Shop till you drop at Alaturca Taner and La Maison du Kilim. Goreme National Park and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Urgup trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Antalya to Urgup by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Antalya in December: highs in Urgup hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kapali Carsi and Ortakoy. Explore Istanbul further: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday builder app .

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Urgup in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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