12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
5
Istanbul
— 4 nights

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 20th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme journey planner.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In June, Goreme is much colder than Doha - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip builder tool.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
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 24th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, thendelve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), thenkick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 26th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz travel route website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Kapali Carsi. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, enjoy the sand and surf at Aqua Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oludeniz to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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