13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In August, Istanbul is little chillier than Karachi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

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

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Selcuk online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Selcuk in August since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.