14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Bursa
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kaymakli and Peri Bacalari. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Zelve Open Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme online trip itinerary maker.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Goreme at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bursa.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bursa

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uludag Ski Resort and Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii). Step out of Bursa to go to Uludag National Park and see Kardanadam, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Center, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami.

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You can fly from Goreme to Bursa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in January, with highs in Bursa at 11°C and lows at 5°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rustem Pasha Mosque and Fatih Mosque and Complex. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take in the views from Bosphorus Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation maker site.

Getting from Bursa to Istanbul by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.