19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in February, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Guzelyurt Valley Monastery (in Guzelyurt) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Karanlik Kilise.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in February since evenings lows in Goreme dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Guzelyurt Valley Monastery, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary website.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
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, stop by Sultan Carpet and Kilim, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Selcuk online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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