15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner
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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Istanbul — 4 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route app.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in September, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

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 17th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online tour planner.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), get engrossed in the history at Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, and make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk sightseeing site.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Edirne.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Edirne — 2 nights

Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edirne trip planning site.

Drive from Selcuk to Edirne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums

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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