22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Edirne
— 1 night
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Bursa
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in February, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 11°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Edirne

— 1 night
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. On the 27th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, stop by Edirne Saray Sekerleme, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edirne travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Edirne

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Bursa

— 3 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.
Explore Bursa's surroundings by going to Uludag National Park (Uludag Ski Resort & Kardanadam). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradiye Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Tombs of Osman and Orhan.

Plan trip to Bursa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Edirne to Bursa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Goreme online trip planner.

Fly from Bursa to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Bursa in March, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Selcuk

— 4 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, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Goreme to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Selcuk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Pamukkale

— 4 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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale planning tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

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.