27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Edirne
— 4 nights
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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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip builder app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul. In March, daytime highs in Istanbul are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 29:

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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

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 (Sun): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Selcuk online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

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 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Seyit Onbasi Monument, take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Selcuk in April: highs in Gallipoli hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Edirne

— 4 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 landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, pause for some photo ops at Balkan Sehitligi, and see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne holiday planning site.

Drive from Gallipoli to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 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.