14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
Drive
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Bolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kahta
Drive
5
Sanliurfa
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. You will leave for Bolu on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Bolu

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Abant Nature Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bolu travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Bolu in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bolu

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Pasabag, and admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bolu to Goreme by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kahta.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kahta

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kahta online trip planner.

Drive from Goreme to Kahta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in May since evenings lows in Kahta dip to 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Kahta

Historic Sites

Sanliurfa

— 2 nights
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Ayn Zeliha Golu and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Urfa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, then delve into the distant past at Potbelly Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Balikligol.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sanliurfa online vacation planner.

You can drive from Kahta to Sanliurfa in 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Pamukkale

— 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 10th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sanliurfa to Pamukkale in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Public Latrine. Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Adiyaman Province travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Ruins · National Parks
Adıyaman Province is a province in south-central Turkey. It was created in 1954 out of part of Malatya Province. It has an area of 7,606.16 km² and a population of 590,935 (2010 est.), up from 513,131 in 1990. The capital is Adıyaman.The area has been inhabited since the earliest times and many civilisations have settled there. There are places of historical interest that attract visitors. Nemrud Dağı is a major site of interest there, noted for its sanctuary of statues built by Antiochus I Theos of Commagene. It is accessed through the town of Kâhta.A branch of the large Atatürk reservoir lies between Adıyaman and the town of Samsat. Kurds have large minority in the province.PoliticsUntil the 1950s, Adıyaman was a city in the province of Malatya. It was made into a province in its own right, on 1 December 1954, as a reward for voting for the winning Democratic Party in the 1954 general election.Adıyaman has since proved relatively high vote shares for Islamist politician, Necmettin Erbakan. His movement (then, the National Salvation Party) scored a landmark 15% there in 1973 a few years after its modest beginning, and his score went on to gradually increase. After being damaged by the military coup in 1980, Erbakan's party (which had become the Welfare Party) came back to win the province with 29.24% and 27% in 1994 and 1999, respectively.

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