15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Manavgat
— 1 night
Drive
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 3rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Selcuk is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from St. Petersburg in September, plan for much warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

2
nights
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.
You've now added Cleopatra Pools to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Cleopatra Pools, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and finally delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then wander the streets of Karahayit, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale day trip website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): glide through the air with Fly Lycia Paragliding, delve into the distant past at Hellenistic Theatre, then stroll through Big Pebble Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kas trip maker site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Kas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Fly Lycia Paragliding ©
Parasailing / Paragliding
Fly Lycia Paragliding
4.8

1
night
Manavgat

Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo, and then boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Side Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall.

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

Getting from Kas to Manavgat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Museums
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Q Spa & Wellness ©
Must see
Q Spa & Wellness
5.0
Temple of Apollo ©
Architectural Building
Temple of Apollo
4.5

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at BellaTurca Travel, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goreme visit planning tool.

You can drive from Manavgat to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Manavgat in September, expect Goreme to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

4
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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Deepist Diving & Travel and Bosphorus Strait. Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Taksim Square, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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