15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit 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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Antalya
— 1 night
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
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Gumbet
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Get outdoors at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Goreme Open-Air Museum and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme tour planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Goreme is minus 2 hours. In May, Goreme is cooler than Lahore - with highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and then stop by Kaleici.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antalya trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in June; daily highs in Antalya reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Marmaris

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Marmaris Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and finally stop by Kurt Jewellery.

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Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Gumbet.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Gumbet

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gumbet holiday site.

Drive from Marmaris to Gumbet in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Marmaris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Gumbet. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gumbet

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Selcuk

— 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.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Selcuk online attractions planner.

Getting from Gumbet to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gumbet in June, Selcuk is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 8th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Istanbul

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Taksim Square, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.

Bodrum District travel guide

3.4
Nightlife · Beaches · Castles
St.-Tropez of Turkey
Elegant Bodrum is a district and port city, watched over by its 15th-century seaside castle and is home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Formerly a simple fishing village, the town flourished after writer Kabaağaçlı put the city on the map: exiled here in 1925, he adopted the pen name, "The Fisherman of Halicarnassus"--an allusion to the city's name in aniquity. Today this seaside vacation spot charms visitors with a glittering marina, flower-filled cafes, palm-lined promenades, and a host of seafood restaurants. The serene simplicity that caught Kabaağaçlı's eye has since attracted other artists, giving Bodrum a sophistication that sets it apart from other coastal towns.