16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cinarcik
— 1 night
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Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 nights

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.
Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, make a trip to Istiklal Caddesi, and wander the streets of Taksim Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Istanbul is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cinarcik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Cinarcik

— 1 night
On the 20th (Wed), work some fitness into your day at Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu, see the interesting displays at Ataturk Kosku, and then hike along Delmece Yaylasi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cinarcik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Cinarcik takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cinarcik are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cinarcik

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 2 nights
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 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Cinarcik to Selcuk with the Route module. When traveling from Cinarcik in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 23rd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale travel route planning website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Antalya

— 2 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, then wander the streets of Kaleici, then see some colorful creatures with Deep Walker Diving Resort, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Goreme National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Castle. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, head outdoors with Lucky Horse Ranch, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Goreme, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Goreme is little chillier than Antalya - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.