20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Antalya
— 3 nights
5
Kekova
— 4 nights
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Capitol Shopping Center Uskudar. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary builder website.

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, and finally take a stroll through Sirince Koyu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

3
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antalya Muzesi. Kaleici and Ancient Theater are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Apollo and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Tyche Tapinagi & Side Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antalya day trip site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Antalya sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Kekova.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

4
nights
Kekova

Kekova ©
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Visit Island of Kekova and Sunken City Ruins of Simena for their historical value. Visiting Tersane Koyu and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Take a break from Kekova with a short trip to Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi in Elmali, about 1h 35 min away.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kekova road trip website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kekova takes 3.5 hours. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Goreme.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi
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Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Goreme National Park and Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi. Head to Alaturca Taner and Chez Galipfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Maison du Kilim.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Kekova to Goreme with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Chez Galip
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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