15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul
— 8 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme Open-Air Museum and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Goreme is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Kocabag Winery, Guray Museum, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Babadaglilar Ishani, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally wander the streets of Karahayit.

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

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Silivri Sahili and Dalia Beach. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Istiklal Street, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker website.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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