14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary site.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Medina in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Guray Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planning app.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in July; daily highs in Selcuk reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Pamukkale — 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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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.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.
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