14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Konya
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bursa
— 3 nights
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Alama Iqbal International Airport

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul route planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Addis Ababa in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

2
nights
Konya

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ince Minare Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi, and then see the interesting displays at Karatay Medresesi Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Konya journey planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Konya in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Konya. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

2
nights
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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then take a stroll through Karahayit, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Konya to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Bursa

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Go for a jaunt from Bursa to Uludag National Park to see Uludag Ski Resort about 58 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, and take a stroll through Cumalikizik.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bursa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bursa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Bursa sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.