15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dalyan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Istanbul
— 2 nights
fly:  30​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Ortakoy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and take in the exciting artwork at Constantine Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. In December, Istanbul is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hierapolis and Aphrodisias. Get in touch with nature at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, wander the streets of Karahayit, and take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

3
nights
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallery Iz and Kaunos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lycian Rock Tombs and Dalyan Cami. Change things up with these side-trips from Dalyan: Fethiye (Downtown Fethiye & Kayakoy). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dalyan road trip app .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Dalyan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Dalyan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Downtown Fethiye
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Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and finally shop like a local with Istiklal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then look for gifts at Anatolian Carpet Shop, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalyan to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Dalyan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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