22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Goreme
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Perth

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, stop by Alaturca Taner, and browse the exhibits of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary builder app .

Perth, Australia to Goreme is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Goreme to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Get out of town with these interesting Guzelyurt side-trips: Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church & Uzumlu Kilise) and Nigde (Alaeddin Camii & Kayaardi Baglari).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Goreme to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nigde, Derinkuyu
Highlights from your plan
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

4
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: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guzelyurt to Selcuk. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (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
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

5
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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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