16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Adrasan
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Adrasan
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
5
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Batman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rize
— 1 night
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Esenboğa International Airport
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Ankara
— 3 nights
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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 your shopping at Alaturca Taner and La Maison du Kilim. Visit Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Goreme is minus 1 hour. In April, Goreme is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adrasan.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3

1
night
Adrasan

On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Karaoz Sahili.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Goreme to Adrasan. In April, Adrasan is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Adrasan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Make your Pamukkale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Kaklik Cave ©
Cave
Kaklik Cave
3.8

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in April, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Batman.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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Batman

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Batman Park AVM, explore the ancient world of Hasankeyf, and then snap pictures at Malabadi Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Batman route maker site.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Batman with the Route module. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Batman, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Rize on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Batman

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Batman Park AVM ©
Shopping Mall
Batman Park AVM
2.7
Hasankeyf ©
Ruin
Hasankeyf
3.5

1
night
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". Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Firtina Deresi and then explore the historical opulence of Zilkale.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rize tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Batman to Rize in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier 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 enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Rize

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Firtina Deresi ©
Water Body
Firtina Deresi
4.7
Zilkale ©
Castle
Zilkale
4.5

3
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Ankara

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.
On the 20th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ankara Castle, learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and then examine the collection at AltInkoy Acik Hava Muzesi.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rize to Ankara. While traveling from Rize, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Anitkabir ©
History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Natural History Museum
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
4.6
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
4.8

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