15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Basiskele
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinarcik
— 1 night
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Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Cistern Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, wander the streets of Taksim Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Istiklal Caddesi.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Hyderabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in February: highs in Istanbul hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Basiskele.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Basiskele

— 1 night
On the 19th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Basiskele trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Basiskele in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in February since evenings lows in Basiskele dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cinarcik.

Things to do in Basiskele

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Cinarcik

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu, then relax and rejuvenate at Pythia Thermal Spa, and then trek along Delmece Yaylasi.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cinarcik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Basiskele to Cinarcik takes 2 hours. Traveling from Basiskele in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Cinarcik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Cinarcik

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Kayaardi Baglari. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Antikite Ottoman, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Goreme online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cinarcik to Goreme. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cinarcik in February since evenings lows in Goreme dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale road trip planning tool.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Selcuk

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 26th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then stop by Sirince Koyu, and finally make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Selcuk are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.