14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Goreme. Traveling from Lahore in December, you will find days in Goreme are much colder (6°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, 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 3.5 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.
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.
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