17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 in touch with nature at Selale Parkuru and Bosphorus Strait. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. In April, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Visiting Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Gore Harabeleri. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Camel Rock, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Peri Bacalari, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

2
nights
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 12th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then get outside with Pamukkale Balloons.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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.
Ephesus Terrace Houses and Ancient City of Ephesus will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Curetes Street and Baths of Varius. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the historical opulence of Keci Kalesi, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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