15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Pamukkale
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Antalya
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Konya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Ankara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Istanbul
— 5 nights
End: Istanbul

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karahayit, Denizli Teleferik and Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the world from above with Denizli Teleferik.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale road trip planner.

Istanbul to Pamukkale is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
You've added Topkapi Silver, Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, Dolphin-Park Marmaris, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin-Park Marmaris, and then look for gifts at Topkapi Silver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with Marmaris Water Sports.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Dolphin-Park Marmaris
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Marmaris Water Sports ©
Marmaris Water Sports
Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark ©
Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Servet Turkish Delight Factory Shop as well as Pazar Alanı. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pazar Alanı. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, Oludeniz PlajI
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Pazar Alanı ©
Pazar Alanı
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

few
hours
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Duden Waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Antalya online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Nature
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Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alaeddin Mosque, Mevlana Muzesi and Mevlana Whirling Dervishes.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Konya trip planner .

Traveling by car from Antalya to Konya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in October, expect Konya to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Alaeddin Mosque ©
Alaeddin Mosque
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden ©
Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip maker .

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Goreme are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

1
night
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ankara trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in October, you will find days in Ankara are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). On the 7th (Mon), you're off toIstanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Nightlife Museums Shopping

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Istiklal Street, Princes' Islands, Grand Bazaar Jewelers, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, contemplate the long history of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ankara to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in October: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 28°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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