19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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19 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h
1
Urgup
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, classes, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, don't miss a visit to Zemi Valley, and stroll through Pasabag.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Urgup trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Urgup is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Urgup. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Urgup to be much colder, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Avanos, Uchisar
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guzelyurt: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, St.Theodore Church, & more) and Kayaardi Baglari (in Nigde).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt journey maker site .

You can drive from Urgup to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Kayaardi Baglari
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

3
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, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Maket Koy, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guzelyurt to Selcuk. In December, daytime highs in Selcuk are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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 26th (Thu): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale online vacation planner .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laodikeia
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

6
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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