14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
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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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

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

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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