15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
4
Pamukkale
— 4 nights

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get much colder in Goreme: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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 enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

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You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Selcuk

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, take in the pleasant sights at Cittantica Ephesus Park, and visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

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Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Selcuk, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

4
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Bagbasi Mesire Yeri and Ornaz Vadisi. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale day trip planning site.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Balloon Rides

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