13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
2
Bodrum City
— 1 night
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Relax by the water at Silivri Sahili and Dalia Beach. There's still lots to do: visit Ortakoy, wander the streets of Taksim Square, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Karachi in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Torba Plaji, then kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumbahce Sahili, and finally stroll through Mor Plaj.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in October since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gun Batimi Plaji, Mor Plaj, Torba Plaji
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Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Brothel, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then explore the ancient world of Fountain of Pollio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, stroll through Pamucak Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in October since evenings lows in Selcuk dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pamukkale using our trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then steep yourself in history at Gore Harabeleri, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Spas, Gore Harabeleri
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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