14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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— 5 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night



— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online visit planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Antikite Ottoman, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goreme visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Ephesus Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, look for gifts at Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Selcuk road trip site.

Getting from Goreme to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in July, with highs in Selcuk at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:


— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale online tour builder.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:


— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Turkey travel guide

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.