16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul
— 7 nights
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights

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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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale driving holiday planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Pamukkale is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

7
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey builder app.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Urgup with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Urgup Museum, don't miss a visit to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Urgup trip builder website.

Getting from Istanbul to Urgup by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Urgup, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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