14 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Fethiye, Turkey
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
5
Cappadocia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Karachi, Pakistan

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Jennifer's Hamam and Emirgan Park. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Arasta Bazaar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , don't miss a visit to Istiklal Street, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Karachi in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Jennifer's Hamam ©
Jennifer's Hamam

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale travel route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guney Selalesi
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get outdoors at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Icmeler Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Katranci Koyu Tabiat Parki and Kekova Sound. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme), Marmaris Beach (in Marmaris) and Kurt Jewellery (in Icmeler). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, pause for some photo ops at Tayyareci Fethi Bey Aniti, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and visit Fethiye Harbour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Icmeler, Sarigerme Public Beach, Iztuzu Beach 2, Kekova Sound
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the different shops at TerraCity, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then wander the streets of Kaleici. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, then make a trip to Goynuk Canyon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kelebek Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya journey maker tool .

Getting from Fethiye to Antalya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Antalya are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cappadocia.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Goynuk Canyon
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Goynuk Canyon ©
Goynuk Canyon
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Kursunlu Waterfalls
Kursunlu Waterfalls

1
night
Cappadocia, Italy

Cappadocia
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Grotte di Beatrice Cenci.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cappadocia day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Antalya to Cappadocia with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Antalya to Cappadocia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antalya in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Cappadocia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cappadocia

Parks Nature

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