46 days in Turkey Itinerary

46 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 12 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
3
Selcuk
— 11 nights
4
Istanbul
— 19 nights

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Urgup (Mazi Yeralti Sehri & Keslik Monastery), Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more) and Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Ihlara Valley). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme holiday planning site.

Erzincan to Goreme is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Uchisar, Avanos, Ortahisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

3
nights
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.
Step out of Pamukkale with an excursion to Bagbasi Mesire Yeri in Denizli--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bagbasi Mesire Yeri
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

11
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Trajan's Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Selcuk: Yali Castle Aquapark (in Gumuldur), Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and take an in-depth tour of Turkish Bath Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Selcuk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yali Castle Aquapark, Tire Kent Muzesi, Magnesia Antik Kenti
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Yali Castle Aquapark ©
Yali Castle Aquapark

19
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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul vacation planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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