29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 11 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Istanbul

— 11 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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

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Plattsburgh, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Plattsburgh to Istanbul is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Plattsburgh in March: highs in Istanbul hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Kaymakli (in Nevsehir). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, don't miss a visit to Pasabag, and step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi and Ornaz Vadisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Aquamall AVM (in Denizli) and Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, enjoy unforgettable views with Pamukkale Balloons, and delve into the distant past at Laodikeia.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip builder site.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Troy Tours. When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik, approximately Germencik away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, examine the collection at TCDD Tren Muzesi, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Selcuk route maker website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.