14 days in Turkey & Dubai Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Dubai Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Bursa, Turkey
— 1 night
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 1 night
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul tour planning tool.

Karachi, 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Bursa, Turkey

— 1 night
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bursa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bursa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 2 nights

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.
Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally head outdoors with Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, then make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Fethiye, Turkey

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. On the 1st (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye vacation website.

Getting from Selcuk to Fethiye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you will find days in Fethiye are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Antalya, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Troy Aqua to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Troy Aqua, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, meet the residents at Antalya Aquarium, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and finally stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip maker website.

Take a bus from Fethiye to Antalya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fethiye in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antalya, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Konya, Turkey

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 4th (Wed), engage your brain at Konya Science Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, and then stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Konya trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Konya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Antalya in August; daily highs in Konya reach 36°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Goreme, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
Camel Rock has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Camel Rock, stop by Orient Bazaar, then steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip website.

Getting from Konya to Goreme by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've now added Waterskiing & Jetskiing to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), admire the striking features of Emirates Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall and then admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip builder tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Dubai in 10.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Dubai due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Goreme, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Dubai, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · 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.