15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Karachi
Fly:  10 h
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Karachi

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. Get in touch with nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki and Silivri Sahili. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Taksim Square, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul. Traveling from Karachi in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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.
Visiting Goreme National Park and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Gomeda Vadisi in Mustafapasa--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Goreme, with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then stroll through Pamucak Beach, and then stop by Sultan Carpet and Kilim.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Beaches Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pamucak Beach ©
Pamucak Beach
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

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