15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Canakkale
— 1 night
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Ankara
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kusadasi
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Istanbul hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

1
night
Canakkale

A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bigali Kalesi, pause for some photo ops at Conk Bayiri Mehmetcik Park Aniti Kemalyeri Yaziti, appreciate the history behind KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Marine Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rhapsodos Mozaik.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Canakkale trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Canakkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Canakkale. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Canakkale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, stop by Mohair&Angora Flagship Store, contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ankara online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Canakkale to Ankara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canakkale in March, expect nights in Ankara to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then browse for treasures at La Maison du Kilim, and finally stop by Alaturca Taner.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ankara in March, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Pamukkale

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale day trip planning app.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
night
Kusadasi

Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Maket Koy and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kusadasi trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kusadasi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Kusadasi due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Kusadasi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Marmaris

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 17th (Tue), get outside with Mar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siteler Sirinyer Cami, then hike along Carian Trail, and finally look for gifts at Ruby.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.7
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.