15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Oludeniz is known for beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, get outside with Billy's Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Oludeniz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Oludeniz due to the time zone difference. In September, Oludeniz is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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 3rd (Sun): 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour website.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Selcuk

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planning site.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Selcuk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in October, expect Goreme to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 4 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 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 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.