14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ferry to Male, Fly to Istanbul Ataturk
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male

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Istanbul

— 3 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.
You've added Galata Koprusu, Bosphorus Strait, Balat, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at Istiklal Caddesi and The Ecumenical Patriarchate. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder app.

Male, Maldives to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Male in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the views at Soganli Valley, then take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, and finally head off-road at local off-road trails. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Goreme National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Goreme day trip planning tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Antalya

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Ataturk Boulevard, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, and then stroll through Mermerli Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Plaji, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya road trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 3 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Castle of St. Peter and Vinbodrum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yahsi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Torba Plaji, stroll through Aspat Beach, contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate, and revel in the low prices at Moden Leather Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bodrum City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bodrum City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Istanbul

Queen of Cities

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul travel route planning tool.

Getting from Bodrum City to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in July, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.