15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Lahore

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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.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: visit Taksim Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lahore in November, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 17th (Wed), stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fly Infinity.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

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Marmaris

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Simons Diamonds, stroll through Icmeler Beach, and then take a memorable excursion with Arbat Travel Agency.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Mor Plaj, then see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torba Plaji and then kick back and relax at Yaliciftlik Sahili.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Marmaris in November, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Selcuk

— 2 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 21st (Sun): gain interesting insight with Troy Tours, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Brothel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online vacation maker.

Drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Selcuk is slightly colder than Bodrum City - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lucky Horse Ranch. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in November; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.