17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Pune

4
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 some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Do your shopping at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi and Constantine Art Gallery. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , look for gifts at Adnan and Hasan, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pune to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hierapolis and Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Visit Aphrodisias and Anatolia Cemetery for their historical value. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and wander the streets of Karahayit.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Alaturca Taner, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch. On your second day here, head off-road at local off-road trails, see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, and then examine the collection at Urgup Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme holiday builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Lucky Horse Ranch ©
Lucky Horse Ranch

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kaleici and Side Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Kleopatra Beach and Adventure Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Manavgat Mosque (in Manavgat) and Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki, browse the range of quality goods at Balon Park, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip builder site.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in March, expect Antalya to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manavgat, Adventure Forest, Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki, Kleopatra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki ©
Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach

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