15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly to Usak, Taxi to Pamukkale
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly
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Bursa
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly

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Pamukkale

— 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 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Pamukkale is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Selcuk

— 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

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Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Trabzon.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii, see the interesting displays at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, then examine the collection at Culture Museum, then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon driving holiday site.

You can fly from Selcuk to Trabzon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Trabzon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bursa.

Things to do in Trabzon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bursa

— 1 night
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradiye Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Ordekli Culture and Art Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip builder.

You can fly from Trabzon to Bursa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bursa to Istanbul by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.