15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 1 night
2
Selcuk
— 1 day
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Kalkan
— 2 nights
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
6
Ankara
— Few hours
7
Istanbul
— 5 nights

1
night
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Plan my Istanbul trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Bangkok, Thailand to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Istanbul is minus 4 hours. In April, Istanbul is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Grand Bazaar Jewelers ©
Grand Bazaar Jewelers

1
day
Selcuk

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

Plan my Selcuk trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in April: highs in Selcuk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Kalkan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
Kalkan

Kalkan
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalkan online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Kalkan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kalkan can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys and Balloon Rides. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys and then make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker.

You can fly from Kalkan to Goreme in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalkan in April; daily highs in Goreme reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaymakli Underground City
Highlights from your plan
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

few
hours
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi ©
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valens Aqueduct, Halic, Bosphorus Cruise, and other attractions you added. Explore Istanbul further: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Ankara to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in April: highs in Istanbul hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

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