18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  12​h
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Konya
— 1 night
4
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lahore

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolmabahce Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Basilica Cistern, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Suleymaniye Cami and Galata Tower. Shop till you drop at Mısır Çarşısı and Istiklal Street. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihrimah Sultan Camii.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul route maker website .

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul. Traveling from Lahore in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
You've added Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia by Bonita Tour, 2K - Daily Tours, Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sille, browse the exhibits of Mevlana Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Konya trip planner .

Take a bus from Goreme to Konya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Konya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antalya.

Things to do in Konya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi ©
Alaeddin Hill ©
Alaeddin Hill

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antalya Aquarium, Aqualand Antalya Dolphinland, Hadrian's Gate, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antalya Aquarium, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach, and finally cool off at Aqualand Antalya Dolphinland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Antalya itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Konya to Antalya in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Konya in July; daily highs in Antalya reach 41°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You've added Oludeniz, Ancient Rock Tombes, Fethiye Museum (Muzesi), and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Calis Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Fethiye day trip planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fethiye, with lows around 24°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Nature Beaches
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Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes
Fethiye Museum (Muzesi) ©
Fethiye Museum (Muzesi)

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amphitheatre as well as Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale, and then catch a live event at Amphitheatre.

Before you visit Pamukkale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Fethiye to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Vialand has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Heybeliada Island
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Heybeliada Island ©
Heybeliada Island

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