31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 11 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Kahramanmaras
— 4 nights

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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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Selcuk online road trip planner.

Gaziantep to Selcuk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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Pamukkale

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 8th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

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You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

11
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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 Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

7
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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: Kaymakli Underground City (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and delve into the distant past at Gore Harabeleri.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kahramanmaras.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

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Kahramanmaras

Kahramanmaras ©
Kahramanmaraş is a city in Akdeniz, Turkey (the Mediterranean Region) and the administrative center of Kahramanmaraş Province. Venture out of the city with trips to Gaziantep (Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, &more) and Hamam Muzesi (in Sahinbey). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kahramanmaras Etnografya Muzesi, identify plant and animal life at Kapicam Tabiat Parki, get engrossed in the history at 1920 Kurtulus Muzesi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdulhamidhan camisi.

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Traveling by car from Goreme to Kahramanmaras takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in July; daily highs in Kahramanmaras reach 43°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kahramanmaras

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zeugma Mosaic Museum ©
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Omeriye Mosque ©
Omeriye Mosque
Kapicam Tabiat Parki ©
Kapicam Tabiat Parki

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