12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Afyonkarahisar
— 1 day
Drive
3
Konya
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Kayseri
— 1 day
Fly

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Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

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 24th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Denizli Kayak Merkezi, admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, and then learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Pamukkale is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Afyonkarahisar.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Hierapolis ©
Must see
Hierapolis
4.7

1
day
Afyonkarahisar

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Baskomutan Tarihi Milli Parki.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Afyonkarahisar tour website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Afyonkarahisar in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Afyonkarahisar are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Afyonkarahisar

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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3
nights
Konya

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Kent Ormani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi, then take a stroll through Konya Kultur Sokagi, then take an in-depth tour of Konyanuma Panorama Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amber Reis Camii, then steep yourself in history at Hoca Hasan Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ak Cami.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Konya online trip planner.

Drive from Afyonkarahisar to Konya in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Konya are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mevlana Muzesi ©
History Museum
Mevlana Muzesi
4.6

5
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.
Lake Tuz has been added to your itinerary. Visit Goreme National Park and Kaymakli for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zelve Open Air Museum and Goreme Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Goreme sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kayseri.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kaymakli
Cave
Kaymakli
4.5
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
History Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum
4.7

1
day
Kayseri

Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ali Saip Pasa Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Burunguz Camii, then take an in-depth tour of Kayseri Lisesi Milli Mucadele Muzesi, and finally explore the ancient world of The Citadel.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kayseri trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Kayseri takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kayseri

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Burunguz Camii ©
Religious Site
Burunguz Camii
4.4
Ali Saip Pasa Cami ©
Religious Site
Ali Saip Pasa Cami
4.3

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