21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Bus:  24 h
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Goreme
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Karachi

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Taksim Square, Kapali Carsi, and other attractions you added. Shop till you drop at Istiklal Street and Taksim Sanat Galerisi. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip tool .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Karachi in April, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Goreme

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.
You've now added 2K - Daily Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see 2K - Daily Tours.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Antalya Aquarium, Hadrian's Gate, River Rafting & Tubing, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, and finally examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antalya, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Konyaalti Beach
Konyaalti Beach
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Calis Beach, Fethiye Museum (Muzesi), Kaunos Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fethiye Museum (Muzesi), kick back and relax at Kuleli Beach, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, and finally catch all the local highlights with Kaunos Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye itinerary tool .

You can drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Fethiye sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Pamukkale on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaunos Tours
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes
Fethiye Museum (Muzesi) ©
Fethiye Museum (Muzesi)

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amphitheatre as well as Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 9th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then see a show at Amphitheatre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nightlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes Temple of Hadrian, Heracles Gate, Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, and other attractions. On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, and finally explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toIstanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heybeliada Island. Escape the urban bustle at Silivri Sahili and Luxury Istanbul Day Tours. See even more of Istanbul: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Selcuk in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Heybeliada Island
Highlights from your plan
Silivri Sahili ©
Silivri Sahili
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Turkish Baths

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