19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  9 h
1
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Dublin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, thenenjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pamukkale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Pamukkale is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City), Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Guzelyurt Valley Monastery) and Keslik Monastery (in Urgup). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Goreme are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Guzelyurt, Urgup, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

10
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online trip builder.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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