14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 8 nights

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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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme travel route builder site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lahore in December, expect nights in Goreme to be little chillier, around -3°C, while days are much colder, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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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 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. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7

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Istanbul

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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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