15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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night
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 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and then visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, thendelve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planner.

Newark, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newark to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, you will find days in Selcuk are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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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 7th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thenexplore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Urgup (Keslik Monastery & Mazi Yeralti Sehri) and Kaymakli Underground City (in Derinkuyu). There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zemi Valley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online tour planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Goreme sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

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Urgup, Kocabag Winery, Gore Harabeleri, Kaymakli Underground City
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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