37 days in Turkey Itinerary

37 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Bus
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Ankara
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Edirne
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 9 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.
On the 17th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary planning app.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, appreciate the views at Red Valley, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Ankara

— 5 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bestepe Millet Camii, admire the landmark architecture of Ankara Palas, and get a sense of history and politics at Yargitay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankara online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in March, you will find days in Ankara are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Antalya

— 4 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Kaleici, stroll around Ataturk ParkI, examine the collection at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya journey planner.

Fly from Ankara to Antalya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in March, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 1st (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip app.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Selcuk

— 5 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.
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, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, head outdoors with Troy Tours, and delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the history at Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Seyit Onbasi Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gallipoli tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gallipoli, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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. Change things up with a short trip to Ataturk Evi in Kirklareli (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and wander the streets of Karaagac.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edirne day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Baths

Side Trip

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.