19 days in Turkey & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

19 days in Turkey & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in Turkey & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Start: Goiania, Brazil
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Goiania, Brazil

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultanahmet District and Topkapi Palace. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip site .

Goiania, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Goiania in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, and finally steep yourself in history at Public Latrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Maket Koy, then get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk day trip site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

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 27th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, and then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Road to Pamukkale, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Goreme Acikhava Muzesi and Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and explore by horseback at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Goreme journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

1
night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, then relax and rejuvenate at Emirates Palace, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip site .

Getting from Goreme to Abu Dhabi by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Abu Dhabi is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in May; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 45°C and lows reach 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Jumeirah Public Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach. Relax by the water at Marina Beach and Kite Beach. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, cruise along Sheikh Zayed Road, stop by Gold Souk, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubai road trip site .

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubai are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

Similar Plans

21 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM CROATIA April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Hurghada & Turkey BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Turkey & Egypt BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MOROCCO August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans