16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Urgup
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Goreme
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Guzelyurt
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

3
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.
You've added Silivrikapi Mevlana Cultural Center, Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul, Erenler Nagile, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel tool .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Istanbul. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Urgup

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.
Cappadocia Home Cooking has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, then pick up some new kitchen skills with Cappadocia Home Cooking, and then see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Urgup holiday app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Urgup. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Outdoors Classes
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Home Cooking ©
Cappadocia Home Cooking
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Otantik Bazaar as well as Hakan Kilim. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, steep yourself in history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme online trip itinerary maker .

Goreme is just a short distance from Urgup. In December, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gore Harabeleri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Naile Art Gallery
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

2
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Kilise Camii has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, then Head underground at Selime Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sivisli Church, make a trip to Yeraltı Şehri, and then contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Guzelyurt attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Goreme to Guzelyurt takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale driving holiday app .

Getting from Guzelyurt to Pamukkale by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, then delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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