17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
3
Antalya
— 1 night
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
5
Selcuk
— 2 nights
6
Bodrum City
— 3 nights


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3
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and stop by Alaturca Taner.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Goreme travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
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 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Kaleici.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in April: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Guney Selalesi
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Selcuk online tour planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Selcuk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

3
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum City is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at D-Marin Turgutreis.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in April since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

D-Marin Turgutreis
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Vinbodrum ©
Vinbodrum
Zeki Muren Arts Museum ©
Zeki Muren Arts Museum

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