14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, thenvisit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, thentake in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thenstroll around Bagbasi Mesire Yeri, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bagbasi Mesire Yeri
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, thensteep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then examine the collection at Guray Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and finally stop by Alaturca Taner.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip tool.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Goreme sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Guray Museum
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

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