13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
2
Selcuk
— 4 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Dalyan
— 1 night

6
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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Istanbul. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient City of Ephesus and Temple of Hadrian. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and Heracles Gate. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalyan Cami, and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dalyan trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Dalyan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Istuzu Beach
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Dalyan Cami ©
Dalyan Cami
Istuzu Beach
Istuzu Beach

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