15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— Few hours
Fly
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Izmir
— 1 day
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sogukcesme Sokak and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

Make your Istanbul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Miami, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Istanbul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites

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Izmir

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu and then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Izmir day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Izmir takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Izmir reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Izmir to Selcuk in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in August, with highs in Selcuk at 95°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

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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 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip site.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dalyan

Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dalyan trip builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll around Oludeniz and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, then test your problem-solving skills at Hotel Room Escape, and then take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Fethiye takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Antalya

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.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Kaleici, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Fethiye in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip builder tool.

Fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Antalya in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

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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 August, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.