15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Uchisar
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Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly

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Uchisar, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Uchisar is known for nature, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uchisar tour planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Uchisar is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Uchisar. Traveling from Lahore in May, expect Uchisar to be much colder, temps between 27°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Uchisar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Bibliotheque de Celsus and Ancient City of Ephesus. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and look for gifts at Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip builder site.

Getting from Uchisar to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uchisar in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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 1st (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, then contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul route builder tool.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.