14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
2
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Rome

3
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), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online trip builder .

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Goreme hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then take a stroll through Kaleici, and then admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Goreme in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

1
night
Kas

Kas
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the water at your own pace with Bedeloglu1 Boat and then tour the water at your own pace with Dennis Boat - Private or Daily Tours.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kas trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Antalya to Kas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kas, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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1
night
Oludeniz

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 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz day trip app .

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Babadag ©
Babadag

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, and finally look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Curetes Street, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and then make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk visit planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Selcuk sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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.
On the 9th (Mon), cruise along Road to Pamukkale, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamukkale Natural Park. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then explore the activities along Cleopatra Pools.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planning website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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