24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

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24 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Goreme
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: London

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 Ancient City of Ephesus, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA

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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale road trip planning tool .

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 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip tool .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Babadag ©
Babadag
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

5
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 these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

Planning Goreme trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oludeniz to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Oludeniz in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Guray Museum, Gore Harabeleri, Mazi Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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