20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
2
Mersin
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

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Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Istanbul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the views from Varda(Alman) Koprusu, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tarsus Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yerkopru Selalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Adamkayalar and then Head underground at Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mersin trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Mersin with the Route module. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect Mersin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarsus Waterfall, Varda(Alman) Koprusu, Adamkayalar
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Mersin Marina ©
Mersin Marina
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave ©
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave
Tarsus Waterfall ©
Tarsus Waterfall

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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, thenglide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally steep yourself in history at Hierapolis. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then delve into the distant past at Aphrodisias.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mersin to Pamukkale takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, thenstop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, thenHead underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Goreme sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient City of Ephesus. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, thendelve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Selcuk is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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