15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Dalyan
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 2 nights

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Galata Tower and Historic Areas of Istanbul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ortakoy, look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and take in the exciting artwork at Gama Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route builder app.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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History Museum
Galata Tower
4.3
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Religious Site
Suleymaniye Cami
4.9

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nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hierapolis and Anatolia Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from Pamukkale with a short trip to Aphrodisias in Geyre, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, take a stroll through Karahayit, and admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Aphrodisias
4.8

3
nights
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Lycian Rock Tombs and Dalyan Cami will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallery Iz and Downtown Fethiye. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2 and delve into the distant past at Kaunos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan trip website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Dalyan are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Ruin
Kaunos
4.6

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, then steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and finally shop like a local with Istiklal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sultanahmet District, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then stop by Anatolian Carpet Shop, and finally browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

You can fly from Dalyan to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Dalyan in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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