20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights

8
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Istanbul using our trip planner.

Izmir to Istanbul is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

5
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll through Zemi Valley, explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari, and explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Peri Bacalari, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uchisar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

1
night
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Oludeniz takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in July, Oludeniz is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

2
nights
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 27th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thenexplore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Selcuk travel route planning website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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