17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul
— 6 nights

3
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Selcuk is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Islamabad to Selcuk, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thendelve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

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You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Kaleici, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, thenget in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, and finally admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hip-Notics Cable Ski
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari, explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, and contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Urgup trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Urgup takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, Urgup is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Ortahisar, Alaturca Taner, Peri Bacalari
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

6
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Urgup in August: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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