15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
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Denizli
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goreme itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in March, expect Goreme to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii, take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ickale Camii, then examine the collection at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, and finally examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trabzon online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Trabzon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trabzon when traveling from Goreme in March, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denizli.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Denizli

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denizli online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Denizli takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Denizli, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Denizli

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bursa

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, steep yourself in history at Koza Hani, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Somuncu Baba FIrInI ve Cilehanesi, then fly down the slopes at Kardanadam, and then fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bursa road trip planner.

You can fly from Denizli to Bursa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bursa when traveling from Denizli in March, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

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Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.