14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Goreme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

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Los Angeles, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Selcuk, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Goreme

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaturca Taner, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

4
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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