12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
5
Antalya
— 2 nights
6
Manavgat
— 1 night
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights

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2
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chora Museum and Istiklal Street. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lahore in October, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

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 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Must see
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Public Latrine
4.5
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
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 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

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Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Babadag
4.8

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

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Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ruin
Hadrian's Gate
4.3

1
night
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Side Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, and then admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manavgat trip planner.

Drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ancient Theater
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Side Museum
4.5

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 15th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Zelve Open Air Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can drive from Manavgat to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manavgat in October, with highs in Goreme at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Must see
Uchisar Castle
4.5

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