16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Olympos
— 2 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 8 nights

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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 1st (Wed): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk road trip website.

Istanbul to Selcuk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Selcuk are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Pamukkale

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympos.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7

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Olympos

Olympos
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympos trip planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Olympos by car takes about 4.5 hours. July in Olympos sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Olympos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Urgup, Cappadocia

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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset Point.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Urgup trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympos to Urgup. Traveling from Olympos in July, things will get slightly colder in Urgup: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
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History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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