15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bethlehem
Drive:  11​h
1
Kas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Bethlehem

1
day
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 16th (Wed): stroll through Kaputas Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Flora Boat.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kas online sightseeing planner .

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories to Kas is an approximately 23-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Kas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Tugra Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cleopatra Pools, then contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get outside with Road to Pamukkale, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planning site .

Drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient City of Ephesus and Bibliotheque de Celsus. Popular historic sites such as Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Selcuk day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Selcuk sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit app .

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in October since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goreme National Park and Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center. Get in touch with nature at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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