15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Goreme
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, get to know the fascinating history of Mermerli Yol, stop by Celsus Ceramic, and examine the collection at Maket Koy.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk sightseeing planning tool .

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Selcuk is 3 hours. In April, Selcuk is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

3
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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker tool .

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 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laodikeia
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

4
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the exhibits of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the ancient world of Gore Harabeleri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Goreme are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online vacation builder .

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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