15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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— 5 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
— 1 night
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Istanbul — 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art capture your imagination. Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online day trip planner.

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Kayaardi Baglari in Nigde, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the spiritual surroundings of TokalI Church.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Goreme, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Afyonkarahisar.
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Afyonkarahisar — 1 night

On the 14th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baskomutan Tarihi Milli Parki.

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Traveling by car from Goreme to Afyonkarahisar takes 5.5 hours. In November in Afyonkarahisar, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kekova.
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Kekova — 1 night

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sunken City Ruins of Simena and then cast your line with Kekova kardesim-m boat.

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Traveling by car from Afyonkarahisar to Kekova takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kekova to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 3 nights

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 17th (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, and then step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Baths of Varius, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

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You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.