19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary builder app.

Istanbul to Selcuk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

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 27th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale vacation planning site.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Kaymakli Underground City (in Derinkuyu). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Alaturca Taner, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Goreme using our trip planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Guray Museum, Kaymakli Underground City
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul visit planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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