15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zonguldak
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Trabzon

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ickale Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trabzon travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Trabzon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
On the 7th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On your second day here, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Trabzon to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trabzon in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Zonguldak.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

2
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Zonguldak

Zonguldak is a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Maden Muzesi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gokgol Magarasi, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Canakcilar Hayvanat Bahcesi ve Botanik Park. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Filyos Plaji, then explore the historical opulence of Filyos Castle, and then browse the different shops at Esas 67Burda AVM.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zonguldak online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Zonguldak takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Goreme in September, you will find days in Zonguldak are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Zonguldak

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
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: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

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You can drive from Zonguldak to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zonguldak in September since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 17th (Thu), push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Billy's Beach, then test your team's savvy at Hotel Room Escape, and finally see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Spas · Baths · Adventure

Side Trip

1
night
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 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.