26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly

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Edirne

— 3 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, visit Karaagac, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and take in the views from Meric River Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Edirne online visit planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Edirne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Edirne is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Gallipoli

— 2 nights
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 24th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BayraklI Baba Turbesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azaplar Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip maker site.

Getting from Edirne to Gallipoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Selcuk

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

Plan trip to Selcuk with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

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 30th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Red Valley, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Goreme visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Goreme, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Istanbul

— 9 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in May since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 15:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.