17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Kas
— 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Doha in July, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (34°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, trot along with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary maker site.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Selcuk.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, things will get a bit warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 41°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Oludeniz.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

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 24th (Sun): admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.
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Spas · Baths · Adventure · Tours

Kas — 2 nights

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Pebble Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kas trip planning tool.

Getting from Oludeniz to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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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