15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Rize
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Konya
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
8
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey maker site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Istanbul is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamukkale Natural Park and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kas.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gombe Yaylasi, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, and then stop by Silver Harmoni.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kas tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Kas sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rize.

Things to do in Kas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

1
night
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Rize Kalesi, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Rize Botanik Bahçesi.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rize online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kas to Rize. When traveling from Kas in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rize: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Rize

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi ©
Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi
Rize Kalesi ©
Rize Kalesi
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum ©
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum

1
night
Uzungol

Uzungol ©
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Sarikaya Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Uzungol trip site .

Drive from Rize to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Uzungol

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Uzungol
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Uzungol ©
Uzungol

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trabzon trip website .

You can drive from Uzungol to Trabzon in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Konya.

Things to do in Trabzon

#Historic Sites
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1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Konya Buyuksehir Stadyumu, get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konya Kapu Cami, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapu Camii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Konya day trip website .

Fly from Trabzon to Konya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Trabzon in May, expect nights in Konya to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Uchisar.

Things to do in Konya

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Konya Kapu Cami
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Mevlana Museum ©
Mevlana Museum
Konya Buyuksehir Stadyumu ©
Konya Buyuksehir Stadyumu
Konya Kapu Cami ©
Konya Kapu Cami

2
nights
Uchisar, Cappadocia

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Galerie Faruk, then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uchisar day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Konya to Uchisar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uchisar

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Goreme
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi
Balloon Rides
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

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