15 days in Turkey & Singapore Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Singapore Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + Shuttle:  10​h 15​min
1
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
night
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Bodrum City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Bodrum City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina

2
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

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 3rd (Thu): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk day trip planner .

Drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Selcuk, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

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 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour itinerary app .

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Get some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Chimneys and Balloon Rides. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goreme vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Goreme, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar Castle
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Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battlebox and Kranji War Memorial. For shopping fun, head to Clarke Quay or VivoCity. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, buy something for everyone on your list at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Singapore takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Goreme in October: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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 explore and learn at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get a taste of the local shopping with Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website .

Fly from Singapore to Istanbul in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 28°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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