15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
On the 1st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), thenexamine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk journey planner.

Athens, Greece to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, Selcuk is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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 3rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

4
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: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

Discover how to plan a Goreme trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Goreme are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Pasabag, Guray Museum, Gore Harabeleri
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

7
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in October: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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