14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Selcuk
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Doha

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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Doha in September, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 4th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Pamukkale Natural Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Road to Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Pamukkale Natural Park ©
Pamukkale Natural 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk vacation planning site .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Selcuk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

3
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 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get interesting insight from Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Goreme day trip planning site .

Getting from Selcuk to Goreme by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Goreme is a bit cooler than Selcuk - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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