16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, view the masterpieces at Constantine Art Gallery, pick up some local products at Spoon In My Pocket, and browse the exhibits of Ikonium Studio.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in June: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
nights
Goreme

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Goreme National Park and La Maison du Kilim. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gore Harabeleri and Kolonlu Kilise. Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup), Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Guzelyurt Valley Monastery (in Guzelyurt). And it doesn't end there: stop by Alaturca Taner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keslik Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

Plan my trip to Goreme with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Avanos, Gore Harabeleri, Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gore Harabeleri ©
Gore Harabeleri
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

1
night
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 17th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale vacation maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

4
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.
Bibliotheque de Celsus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) will appeal to history buffs. Ancient City of Ephesus and The Temple of Artemis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stop by Celsus Ceramic, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, make a trip to Arcadian Way, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mermerli Yol.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Selcuk tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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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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