15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Dalyan
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). There's much more to do: make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk attractions planner.

Izmir to Selcuk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, Selcuk is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (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. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

1
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Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, Head underground at Mavi Magara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

1
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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 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Istuzu Beach and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip maker.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Dalyan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

5
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, visit Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planner.

Fly from Dalyan to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Dalyan in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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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.
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, look for gifts at Guray Seramik, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme tour itinerary site.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.