14 days in Turkey & England Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & England Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Cockermouth
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Karachi

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online road trip 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 June, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are much colder (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Baths

Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sat): appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City, and then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme online road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 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 7th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale attractions planner.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
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 8th (Tue), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Cockermouth, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Selcuk to Cockermouth with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cockermouth: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Windermere, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Windermere trip builder app.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London route planner.

Take a train from Windermere to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.