15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Selcuk
— 1 day
train:  4​h
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
4
Kalkan
— 2 nights
bus:  14​h
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
6
Ankara
— Few hours
train:  4​h
7
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Bangkok

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Eastern European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Grand Bazaar Jewelers ©
Grand Bazaar Jewelers

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk holiday planning website .

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

1
night
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.
To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner .

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kalkan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
Kalkan

Kalkan
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kalkan holiday planner .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kalkan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys and Balloon Rides. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys and then make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalkan to Goreme takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Goreme is slightly colder than Kalkan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaymakli Underground City
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

few
hours
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Goreme to Ankara by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Goreme in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ankara, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites
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Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi ©
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valens Aqueduct, Golden Horn, Bosphorus Cruise, and other attractions you added. See even more of Istanbul: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Ankara to Istanbul by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Ankara in April, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

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