14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Ankara
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Ankara

— 4 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, ponder the world of politics at Yargitay, and admire the landmark architecture of Aslanhane Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ankara road trip app.

Getting from Goreme to Ankara by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect nights in Ankara to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.