12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Dolmabahce Palace. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

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Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip builder.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Peri Bacalari, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Avanos, Kocabag Winery, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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