15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 8 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Kocabag Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Goreme is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
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History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3

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Pamukkale

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 6th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Babadaglilar Ishani, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally wander the streets of Karahayit.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

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Istanbul

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Silivri Sahili and Suma Beach. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

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

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Istanbul are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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