14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, Train to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Alama Iqbal International Airport

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Istanbul

— 5 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul. When traveling from Lahore in March, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Selcuk

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ephesus Museum and then delve into the distant past with Troy Tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Edirne

— 2 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, stop by Renk Mis Sabun, then take in the views from Meric River Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edirne road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Selcuk to Edirne takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.