12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Kusadasi
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 3 nights

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme sightseeing planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Goreme is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, with highs in Goreme at 16°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

1
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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6

2
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Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 12th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Kusadasi Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uzun Plaj, and then explore the striking landscape of Dilek National Park. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Adaland, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuşadası Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kusadasi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Pamukkale to Kusadasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Kusadasi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Beach
Ladies Beach
2.5
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National Park
Dilek National Park
4.6

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul journey builder website.

You can drive from Kusadasi to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kusadasi in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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