16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 2 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Istanbul is 11 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

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

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Kaymakli Underground City (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, make a trip to Zemi Valley, head outdoors with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, and get great views at Sunset Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Pamukkale day trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Memmius Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On the next day, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and then stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · 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)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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