18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

3
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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 12th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thenexplore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online holiday builder.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, delve into the distant past at Gore Harabeleri, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Goreme are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaturca Taner, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Gore Harabeleri, Guray Museum
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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