15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Bus
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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
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Kayseri
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and wander the streets of Istiklal Caddesi.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In September in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Selcuk

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Get some historical perspective at Bibliotheque de Celsus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, make a trip to Curetes Street, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fethiye trip itinerary app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Fethiye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Fethiye to Antalya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Antalya

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Kayseri

— 1 night
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ali Saip Pasa Cami, get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and finally explore the ancient world of Kultepe.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kayseri trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Kayseri. When traveling from Antalya in September, plan for little chillier days in Kayseri, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Kayseri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. There's more to do: trot along with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip builder website.

You can drive from Kayseri to Goreme in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.