15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Bursa
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya — 3 nights

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.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Kaleici, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Antalya is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Antalya, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Pamukkale — 1 night

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 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Karahayit, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale holiday builder site.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Selcuk.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then wander the streets of Sirince Koyu.

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Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Selcuk sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip website.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Goreme is little chillier than Selcuk - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bursa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Bursa — 2 nights

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cumalikizik and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Uludag Ski Center.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bursa road trip planning app.

You can fly from Goreme to Bursa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bursa, with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Istanbul on the 3rd (Thu).
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Istanbul — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Istanbul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Turkey travel guide

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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.