13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul
— 7 nights

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Kaymakli Underground City, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goreme holiday planner.

Ankara to Goreme is an approximately 4.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in August: highs in Goreme hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Bezirhane Pottery, Pasabag, Kaymakli Underground City
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip website.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

7
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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