15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Goreme
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, see the interesting displays at TCDD Tren Muzesi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip site .

Mumbai, India to Selcuk is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get colder in Selcuk: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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

3
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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Plan trip to Pamukkale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laodikeia
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

4
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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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Istanbul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Selime Monastery (in Guzelyurt). Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Selime Monastery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Naile Art Gallery
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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