15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly

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Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Guray Museum, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Urgup online visit planner.

Gaziantep to Urgup is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaziantep in July, expect Urgup to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

7
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Urgup in July: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

2
nights
Eskisehir

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, explore the ancient world of Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kent Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arkeoloji Müzesi, explore the galleries of Luletasi Mehmet Bassav Kultur Sanat Evi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Leaded Mosque - Eskisehir, and finally get in on the family fun at Sazova Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eskisehir visit planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Eskisehir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Eskisehir when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eskisehir to Pamukkale takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.