17 days in Turkey & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  20​h
1
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
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 8th (Wed): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, and finally explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online journey planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Selcuk is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Selcuk is 6 hours. In April, Selcuk is slightly colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
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 10th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally stroll through Pamukkale Natural Park.

Make your Pamukkale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): soak in style at Turkish baths, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and finally learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kocabag Winery
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Turkish Baths

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . Get outdoors at Bosphorus Strait and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and La Petite Ceinture du 12th arrondissement. Your inner history buff will appreciate Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Atelier galerie du bord de Seine (in Poses) and L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and explore the activities along Seine River.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Istanbul to Paris in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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