16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

6
nights
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Sultan Carpet and Kilim, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk driving holiday site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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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 24th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.