22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  4​h
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

6
nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Guzelyurt (Kilise Camii, Guzelyurt Valley Monastery, &more) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and steep yourself in history at Keslik Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Goreme online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Guzelyurt, Avanos, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

5
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: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, stop by Celsus Ceramic, see the interesting displays at Maket Koy, and get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum.

Make your Selcuk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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

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