24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 5 nights
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Raipur

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Selcuk

— 4 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Step out of Selcuk with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, and see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

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

Raipur, India to Selcuk is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Selcuk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 3 nights

Cotton Castle

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.
When in Pamukkale, make a side trip to see Aphrodisias in Geyre, approximately Geyre away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary site.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in May since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Edirne

— 5 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque, steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Uc Serefeli Camii.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne road trip tool.

Drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.