15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online itinerary maker .

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and Yali Castle Aquapark make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mermerli Yol.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary app .

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yali Castle Aquapark, Sirince Koyu
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Pamucak Beach ©
Pamucak Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then wander the streets of Karahayit, then learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Camlik.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

4
nights
Goreme

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goreme travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Uchisar Castle, Ihlara Valley, Peri Bacalari
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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