15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly

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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: Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, and take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme route planner.

Ankara to Goreme is an approximately 4.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect nights in Goreme to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Thu), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oludeniz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

7
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and visit Ortakoy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.