19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Uchisar
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Nevsehir
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum and Askeri Muze ve Kultur Sitesi KomutanlIgI. Relax by the water at Aqua Beach and Buyukcekmece Sahili. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and stop by Taksim Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much hotter in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Uchisar

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): Head underground at Uchisar Castle, stop by Alaturca Taner, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Damsa Baraji, then examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Uchisar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Uchisar when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Nevsehir.

Things to do in Uchisar

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trip

Urgup
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Art & History Museum ©
Cappadocia Art & History Museum

2
nights
Nevsehir

Nevsehir ©
Thousands of years of civilization are visibly present at Nevsehir, a major city in Cappaddocia famously graced with fairy chimneys, carved houses, churches, and frescoes.
Escape the urban bustle at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Red Valley. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gore Harabeleri and Zelve Open Air Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaymakli, and stop by Cavusin Seramik.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nevsehir day trip site.

Nevsehir is just a short distance from Uchisar. In July, daytime highs in Nevsehir are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Nevsehir

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Gore Harabeleri, Peri Bacalari
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Gore Harabeleri ©
Gore Harabeleri
Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari

3
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 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Aphrodisias, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then stop by Karahayit.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nevsehir to Pamukkale takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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