14 days in Turkey: Our Recommendations

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Get under the skin of the country that straddles Asia and Europe during your 14 days in Turkey. Jaunt through its major cities like Istanbul and Ankara and follow the footsteps of Greeks and Romans in Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. Alternatively, hike the spellbinding Lycian Trail, or follow the footsteps of Saint Paul through the Taurus Mountains. Sail down the Aegean if you want to. With our 12 to 15-day tours below, you have a solid amount of time to hit the country’s best sites.

12 days in Turkey: Turkey Exclusive

Air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
Catch the stunning view of hot air balloons in Cappadocia.
Day 1 Arrive in Ankara
Day 2 Discover Turkey’s capital
Day 3 Head to Cappadocia
Day 4 Venture through Konya
Day 5 Explore Antalya, see Perge
Day 6 Relax in Pamukkale
Day 7 Visit Ephesus and Kusadasi
Day 8 Discover Homer’s Troy
Day 9 See Gallipoli’s battlefields
Day 10 Arrive in Istanbul
Day 11 Explore Istanbul’s best sites
Day 12 Say goodbye to Istanbul

Discover Turkey’s must-see destinations on this 12-day tour. Go on a sightseeing tour of Ankara before heading south to jaw-dropping Cappadocia. As much as it is known for fairy chimneys, Cappadocia is also home to numerous underground churches and dwellings. See the terraced pools of Pamukkale and travel back in time in Homer’s Troy. Spend your last few of days exploring Istanbul. See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and grand bazaar. See tour.

14 days in Turkey: A Complete Package

The blue mosque in Turkey is a sight for sore eyes.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as the Blue Mosque is a must see while in Turkey.
Duden waterfall is in Antalya, Turkey.
Feel the cool breeze and enjoy your day in Duden Waterfall in Antalya, Turkey.
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2 Visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and grand bazaar
Day 3 Wander through spice market
Day 4 Explore the underground city of Kaymakli
Day 5 Visit Goreme Museum 
Day 6 Catch a flight to Antalya
Day 7 See Duden Waterfalls
Day 8 Drive to Fethiye
Day 9 Explore Fethiye’s islands by boat
Day 10 Head to Bodrum
Day 11 Visit Pamukkale
Day 12 Take in Pamukkale’s thermal springs
Day 13 See the House of Mary
Day 14 Bid farewell to Istanbul 

Cover Turkey’s most sought-after sites during this two-week tour. Starting and ending in Istanbul, this trip will take you through Goreme, Kaymakli, Fethiye and Pamukkale. Visit the spice market while in Istanbul and cover iconic landmarks including Hagia Sophia and grand bazaar. Also included is a visit to the Turkish Riveria in Fethiye during which you will visit its surrounding islands. See tour.

Turkey in 2 weeks: Turkey Blues

Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for its thermal waters.
Take a dip in the mineral-rich geothermal pool in Pamukkale.
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2 Explore the city of Ottomans
Day 3 Relive World War I in Gallipoli
Day 4 Visit Troy and Pergamum
Day 5 Venture through Ephesus and Kusadasi
Day 6 Visit Pamukkale
Day 7 Transfer to Bodrum
Day 8 Sail to Orak Island, stay overnight in Cokertme
Day 9 Cruise through Yedi Adalar’s islands
Day 10 Visit Longoz
Day 11 Explore Cleopatra Island
Day 12 Cruise to Kargi Bay
Day 13 Sail to Pabucburnu, return to Bodrum
Day 14 Depart Bodrum 

Sail down the mythical Aegean and unravel Turkey’s rich past during this trip. Start in Istanbul and make your way down the coast with stops in Troy, Pamukkale and Pergamum. Relive the First World War in Gallipoli and visit Ephesus and Kusadasi. Set sail on the Aegean after you have reached the coast and visit its islands. See tour.

15 days in Turkey. Treasures of Turkey

The Celus library is an important Roman building in Anatolia, Turkey.
The magnificent Celsus Library in Ephesus dates back to the early 2nd century.
Day 1 Say hello to Istanbul
Day 2 Cover Istanbul’s historic sights
Day 3 Head for the shores of Gallipoli
Day 4 Visit Troy and Pergamon, arrive in Izmir
Day 5 Explore Ephesus
Day 6 Take in Pamukkale, continue to Fethiye
Day 7 See Saklikent Canyon
Day 8 Visit Dalyan
Day 9 Drive along the coast to Antalya
Day 10 Explore Perge and Aspendos
Day 11 Head for Konya
Day 12 Explore Konya, continue to Cappadocia
Day 13 Visit Cappadocia’s famous sites
Day 14 Fly back to Istanbul
Day 15 Take a final look at Istanbul 

You will not be short of things to do during this 15-day tour. Having explored Istanbul, you are off to encounter breathtaking views of Turkey’s stunning coastline. Visit the shores of Gallipoli and the beautiful city of Antalya. Then see the cascading thermal pools of Pamukkale as well as Perge, home to mosaics dating back to the Bronze Age. Spend two nights soaking up the views of Cappadocia before flying back to Istanbul. See tour.

The above itineraries are a glimpse into the possibilities that 14 days in Turkey can open up. Don’t have 14 days to spare? Then check out our guide on how many days to spend in Turkey for more ideas. You can also contact our local travel expert to create a customized trip. Or book one of the packaged tours in Turkey.

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  • Kadir Ismail Kuscu
    Kadir Ismail Kuscu
    Travel Expert in Turkey
  • Alican Kapti
    Alican Kapti
    Travel Expert in Turkey
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