15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
7
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Karachi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses. On your second day here, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then kick back and relax at Ladies Beach, and finally look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk online trip itinerary maker .

Karachi, Pakistan to Selcuk is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. In November in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladies Beach, Sirince Koyu
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı, and then get a taste of the local shopping with LikyaArt.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Selcuk to Kas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In November in Kas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Patara Plajı
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patara Plajı ©
Patara Plajı
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, explore the activities along Oludeniz, and then look for gifts at Desire Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Town, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pazar Alanı.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye online visit planner .

Getting from Kas to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Desire Jewellery
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Downtown Fethiye ©
Downtown Fethiye
Desire Jewellery ©
Desire Jewellery

1
night
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith, stop by Kurt Jewellery, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and finally stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Kurt Jewellery ©
Kurt Jewellery
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Bitez Beach, explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally look for gifts at Socrates.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City road trip app .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Goreme holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Bodrum City to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in November, expect nights in Goreme to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Balloon Rides

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.
Appreciate the collections at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Istanbul Modern Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet District. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in November, Istanbul is much warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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