17 days in Turkey & New Delhi Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & New Delhi Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, get a taste of the local shopping with Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online route planner .

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme due to the time zone difference. In June, Goreme is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner, Bezirhane Pottery, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

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 18th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laodikeia
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, theme parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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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

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul online tour planner .

Getting from Selcuk to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selcuk in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Istanbul to New Delhi in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul to New Delhi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you will find days in New Delhi are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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