19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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19 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  29 h
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
3
Urgup
— 4 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Christchurch

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Selale Parkuru and Irmak Tabiat Parki. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Istanbul with a short trip to Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki in Basiskele, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Christchurch to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Christchurch in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

4
nights
Urgup

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, and explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Urgup day trip planning website .

Getting from Pamukkale to Urgup by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar Castle, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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