14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + taxi:  10​h
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  6​h
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Alaturca Carpet, surround yourself with nature on Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme road trip planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ortahisar, Alaturca Carpet, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Black Sheep Carpets and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum. On the next day, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Goreme to Selcuk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Goreme in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

1
night
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 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Planning Pamukkale trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale

5
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In April in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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