15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Kas
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Ankara
— 1 night
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Kas — 2 nights

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Oludeniz PlajI and Tersane Koyu. Step out of the city life by going to Kekova kardesim-m boat and Kaputas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova) and Team Joseph (in Fethiye). It doesn't end there: slough off your stress at Spa Marin and stop by Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kas trip maker site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah in April, expect Kas to be colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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 4th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then look for gifts at Dogan Onyx factory, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Museum-lovers will appreciate Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Troy Tours, explore the ancient world of Baths of Varius, step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Selcuk attractions planning app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the views at Red Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally slough off your stress at Turkish baths. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goreme online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Selcuk in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and wander the streets of Istiklal Caddesi.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey website.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ankara.
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Ankara — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galeri Artist, admire the masterpieces at 8 Hubb Art Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ankara vacation planning website.

Fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you will find days in Ankara are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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