15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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 Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme planning site.

Chennai, India to Goreme is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Goreme. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for little chillier days in Goreme, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 23rd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with Pamukkale Balloons, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Istanbul

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
You've now added Food Tours to your itinerary. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, visit Sultanahmet District, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday website.

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Selcuk, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.