19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights

8
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: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul holiday builder app.

Casablanca, Morocco to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Casablanca to Istanbul. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Casablanca in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

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 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, thensee the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums 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

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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, thenpush the limits with an extreme tour, thenenjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

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You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Goreme are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Avanos, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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