15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly:  11​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Istanbul
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Casablanca

2
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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and contemplate the long history of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Goreme sightseeing planner .

Casablanca, Morocco to Goreme is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Casablanca to Goreme is 3 hours. Traveling from Casablanca in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Goreme to Selcuk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Pamukkale Natural Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get outside with Road to Pamukkale. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale, and then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laodikeia
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Natural Park ©
Pamukkale Natural Park

5
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip 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 bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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