16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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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 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip builder tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Goreme is minus 2 hours. March in Goreme sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum and then surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Selcuk road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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 12th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Istanbul

— 7 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.