17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive to Dalaman International Airport, Fly to Chileka International Airport

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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary tool.

Blantyre, Malawi to Istanbul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Blantyre to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blantyre in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, and get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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 28th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.