12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Pamukkale
— 1 day
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul
— 6 nights
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

1
day
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 23rd (Tue), do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale online sightseeing planner.

Isparta to Pamukkale is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Winery ©
Pamukkale Winery

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memmius Monument and Grotto of the Seven Sleepers. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trajan's Fountain and Ayasoluk Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Selcuk sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Magnesia Antik Kenti
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Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Memmius Monument ©
Memmius Monument
Grotto of the Seven Sleepers ©
Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Nuruosmaniye Camii. Do some cultural sightseeing at Besiktas and Kucuksu Pavilion. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bebek, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Theodosius, make a trip to Haydarpasa Terminal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Caferaga Medresesi.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planning app.

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Nuruosmaniye Camii ©
Nuruosmaniye Camii
Sehzade Mehmet Mosque ©
Sehzade Mehmet Mosque

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nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, and then examine the collection at Urgup Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): do a tasting at Mahzen Şarap Evi, then do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and then contemplate the long history of AsmaliKonak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Urgup. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Goreme
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Mahzen Şarap Evi ©
Mahzen Şarap Evi
AsmaliKonak ©
AsmaliKonak
Turasan Sarapcilik ©
Turasan Sarapcilik

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