15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Datca
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

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.
Visit Buyukcekmece Sahili and Suma Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate the long history of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Ankara, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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Topkapi Palace
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1
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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Torba Plaji, enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji, and then kick back and relax at Mor Plaj.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City vacation maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect Bodrum City to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Datca.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Beach
Mor Plaj
4.6

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Datca

Datca ©
Datça is a district of Muğla Province in south-west Turkey, and the center town of the district. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Palamutbükü Plajı and then kick back and relax at Akvaryum PlajI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ovabuku PlajI, then look for gifts at Oda Sanat Art Boutique, and then kick back and relax at Akvaryum Koyu.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Datca trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bodrum City to Datca by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Datca can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Datca

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Pamukkale

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 12th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale holiday planning site.

Drive from Datca to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient City of Ephesus and Heracles Gate. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and Public Latrine. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamucak Beach, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

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