14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Urgup
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Islamabad

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip tool .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
nights
Urgup

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
When in Urgup, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Urgup, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Urgup

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Goreme, Alaturca Taner, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Urgup to Pamukkale in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, and then make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts.

Plan my day in Selcuk using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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