15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

8
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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

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Paris, France to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Istanbul at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Alaturca Taner, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

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Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Bezirhane Pottery
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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.
On the 15th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, thenstroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
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 17th (Sun): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, thenstop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk vacation website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Selcuk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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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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