15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Kusadasi
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, stop by Alaturca Taner, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip website.

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme. In March, Goreme is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

2
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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 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Yargitay, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and finally make a trip to Ahielvan Cami.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ankara route planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Sultan Carpet and Kilim, then look for gifts at Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at TCDD Tren Muzesi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum, and finally examine the collection at Maket Koy.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kusadasi trip maker site.

Getting from Ankara to Kusadasi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Kusadasi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in March: highs in Kusadasi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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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 12th (Thu), get outside with Mar, then hike along Carian Trail, and then look for gifts at Ruby.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris trip planner.

Drive from Kusadasi to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Marmaris due to the time zone difference. March in Marmaris sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

6
nights
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 an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Marmaris to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in March, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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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.