17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the artistry at Naile Art Gallery, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keslik Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Goreme, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Goreme is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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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

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6

4
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), take an in-depth tour of Turkish Bath Museum, and examine the collection at Maket Koy.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk travel planning tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip website.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Selcuk, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to 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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