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
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
On the 1st (Sun), Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Goreme is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dalyan day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Dalyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in September, Dalyan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Istuzu Beach
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Adventure Parks
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Turkish Baths

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Flora Boat, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kas sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

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 6th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and finally delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Head to Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Selcuk in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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