19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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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: Kaymakli Underground City (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, and contemplate the long history of Gore Harabeleri.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Goreme vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kastamonu to Goreme is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. June in Goreme sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

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Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

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 16th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planning site.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

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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, examine the collection at TCDD Tren Muzesi, visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk route planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Selcuk sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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