17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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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: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, visit Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Uchisar.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Uchisar, Cappadocia — 4 nights

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Step out of Uchisar with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uchisar day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Uchisar 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 Uchisar, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 4 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, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Selcuk route maker tool.

You can fly from Uchisar to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uchisar in July; daily highs in Selcuk reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · 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 25th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) 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 27th (Wed), admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki and then admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz day trip planning app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to 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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