14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Shop till you drop at Sultan Carpet and Kilim and La Tulip Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, stop by Black Sheep Carpets, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, and don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk online itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Selcuk is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Selcuk is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Selcuk hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (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
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
On the 27th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then wander the streets of Karahayit.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Karahayit
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Karahayit ©
Karahayit

2
nights
Goreme

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.
For shopping fun, head to Alaturca Taner or Galerie Faruk. Get outdoors at Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme holiday planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Adnan and Hasanfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, take a stroll through Taksim Square, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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