15 days in Turkey & London Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & London Itinerary

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Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Gocek
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Gocek, Turkey
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Gocek, Turkey

On the 20th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gocek holiday app.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Gocek is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, you will find days in Gocek are colder (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Outdoors · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

Pamukkale, Turkey — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pamukkale vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gocek to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Selcuk, Turkey — 1 night

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

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, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Istanbul to London by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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