14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Istanbul — 4 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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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.
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, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary app.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, push the limits with an extreme tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 3 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk travel route planning app.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Selcuk are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly back 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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