15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit planner
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme visit website.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get colder in Goreme: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk road trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in July, with highs in Selcuk at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Oludeniz — 1 night

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan my day in Oludeniz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Side Trip

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.
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, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · 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.