22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Jeddah

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu), Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Ihlara Valley) and Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in June: highs in Goreme hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Guzelyurt, Avanos, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Attractions like Bibliotheque de Celsus and Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, and stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selcuk road trip planning website.

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

3
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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and delve into the distant past at Laodikeia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pamukkale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Laodikeia
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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