25 days in Turkey Itinerary

25 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday builder

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Edirne
— 4 nights
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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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul visit planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lahore in March, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, appreciate the views at Red Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme tour builder website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale online trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Gallipoli

— 2 nights
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally don't miss a visit to Hellas Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli tour planning tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk in April, expect nights in Gallipoli to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Edirne

— 4 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, contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii, admire the landmark architecture of Uc Serefeli Camii, and take a stroll through Karaagac.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edirne vacation planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.