20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Manavgat
— 3 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, Train to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Karachi

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Istanbul

— 4 nights

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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Karachi, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 3 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Explore Manavgat's surroundings by going to Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls & Kursunlu Waterfalls) and Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat travel route planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Manavgat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in June; daily highs in Manavgat reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Manavgat to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Manavgat in July, Oludeniz is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale route maker app.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Selcuk

— 3 nights
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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Selcuk online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Edirne

— 2 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii, then take in the views from Meric River Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque.

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Getting from Selcuk to Edirne by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.