16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h
End: Dhaka City

6
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing site.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Istanbul. October in Istanbul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Urgup and see Mazi Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Alaturca Taner, see Off-Road Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Guray Museum
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

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 23rd (Fri), 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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.
On the 25th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Trajan's Fountain ©
Trajan's Fountain
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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