16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 12 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Colombo

12
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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in April, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamukkale: Ulubey Canyon (in Usak) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, and stop by Babadaglilar Ishani.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Denizli, Ulubey Canyon, Aphrodisias
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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