16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h
1
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, stop by Le Bazaar D'Orient, and take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Urgup trip maker website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Urgup is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: high temperatures in Urgup hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Urgup in August, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Pamukkale Natural Park, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then cruise along Road to Pamukkale. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cleopatra Pools.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale journey website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laodikeia
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then choose your vessel at VIRA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

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You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Vira
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Babadag ©
Babadag

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.
Kids will enjoy Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and Ladies Beach. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Selcuk travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach

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