12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Karachi

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Karachi in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale attractions planning website .

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave
Balloon Rides

4
nights
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 nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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