14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 8 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, and step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip app.

Lahore, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lahore to Goreme, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in December, you will find days in Goreme are colder (6°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy unforgettable views with Pamukkale Balloons, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Istanbul

— 8 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Istanbul are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.