16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Adrasan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Batman
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Rize
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Ankara
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Visiting Balloon Rides and Off-Road & ATV Trails will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and La Maison du Kilim. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, stop by Alaturca Taner, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme itinerary builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Goreme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Goreme is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adrasan.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

1
night
Adrasan

Adrasan
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Karaoz Sahili and then enjoy the sand and surf at Adrasan Koyu.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adrasan trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Goreme to Adrasan with the Route module. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect Adrasan to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Adrasan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karaoz Sahili
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Adrasan to Pamukkale takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then stroll through Pamucak Beach, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Selcuk sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Selcuk sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Selcuk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Batman.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Batman

Batman ©
Batman is a city in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey and the capital of Batman Province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the different shops at Batman Park AVM, delve into the distant past at Hasankeyf, and then take in the views from Malabadi Bridge.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Batman. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect nights in Batman to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. You'll set off for Rize on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Batman

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malabadi Bridge
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Hasankeyf ©
Hasankeyf
Malabadi Bridge ©
Malabadi Bridge

1
night
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi and then step into the grandiose world of Zilkale.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rize road trip planning tool .

Drive from Batman to Rize in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Batman in April: highs in Rize hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Rize

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zilkale
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Firtina Deresi ©
Firtina Deresi
Zilkale ©
Zilkale

3
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at AnItkabir, explore the ancient world of Ankara Castle, get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and then see the interesting displays at AltInkoy Acik Hava Muzesi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ankara trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rize to Ankara with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rize in April: highs in Ankara hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

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