14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then explore the ancient world of Brothel, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Selcuk is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Selcuk to be cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Pamukkale

— 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.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · 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: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Alaturca Taner, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goreme tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 6 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning app.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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.