22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Urgup
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Manavgat
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Food Tours, Anas Crecca Travel, Taksim Square, and other attractions. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

2
nights
Urgup

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik, and finally stop by Antikite Ottoman. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at Mahzen Şarap Evi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Urgup trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Urgup. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trip

Ortahisar
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Spas
Mahzen Şarap Evi ©
Mahzen Şarap Evi

2
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.
You've now added Fairy Chimneys to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sunset Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then head outdoors with Royal Balloon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip website .

Goreme is just a stone's throw from Urgup. In April, daytime highs in Goreme are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Zelve Open Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Love Valley ©
Love Valley
Kocabag Winery ©
Kocabag Winery
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Kursunlu Waterfalls, Lower Duden Waterfalls and Kaleici. On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, take a stroll through Kaleici, play a few rounds at Sueno Hotels Golf Belek, then play a few rounds at Carya Golf Club, and finally play a few rounds at Gloria Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Antalya Toy Museum, then walk around Karaalioglu Park, and then take a stroll through Ataturk Boulevard.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Antalya road trip planning tool .

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in April; daily highs in Antalya reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Belek
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Carya Golf Club ©
Carya Golf Club
Sueno Hotels Golf Belek ©
Sueno Hotels Golf Belek

4
nights
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kleopatra Beach and Red Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Manavgat: Sarapsa Han Kervansarayi (in Konakli) and Alanya (Turkish Baths & Hamaxia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo, don't miss a visit to Bizans Hastanesi, get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manavgat online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Parks Baths

Side Trip

Alanya
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Turkish Baths
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

2
nights
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spas. On the 15th (Wed), stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, visit Old Town, and then walk around Kidrak Natural Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip tool .

Drive from Manavgat to Oludeniz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Spas
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
You've now added Hierapolis to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, and then walk around Bagbasi Mesire Yeri. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, then don't miss a visit to Tripolis Antik Kenti, and finally admire the striking features of Akhan Kervansaray.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Winery ©
Pamukkale Winery
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.
Ephesus Terrace Houses has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sirince Koyu and Camlik Locomotive Museum. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Maket Koy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To plan Selcuk vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Selcuk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Sirince Koyu ©
Sirince Koyu
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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