16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul — 6 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: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online tour planner.

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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Pamukkale — 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 22nd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale journey planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Selcuk — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours and then explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online journey maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Selcuk sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 5 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, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip planning site.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in June, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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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