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Is this a decent itinerary for ~ 14 days in Turkey?

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I need some seasoned travelers to let me know if this is a good itinerary for ~14 days in Turkey. Though only 12 days are noted, There are still a few extra days we have to throw in, especially since some of the stops are really, really short. Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
9 years ago, April 1st 2010 No: 1 Msg: #107757  
Here is what our travel agent recommended for our available 14 days. in Turkey in late May/early June. My concern is that we are visiting some places for only a few hours, then back on a bus to the next destination. Anyone have insight as to the viability of such an itinerary and input on whether the timing for each location is good/bad or needs some changes? I've never been there, but interested in your insights. Perhaps you have a recommendation on new places to visit instead of the ones recommended by our agent. Our agent for this is goreme.com.

Thanks,
Jason

Day 1
Arrive in Istanbul
Overnight: Lady Diana or similar

Day 2
Optional: Byzantine and Ottoman Traces (Full Day)
Overnight: Lady Diana or similar

Day 3
Optional: Golden Horn and Bosporus Cruise (Half Day - Afternoon)
Overnight: Lady Diana or similar

Day 4
Free day to explore Istanbul
Overnight bus to Ankara departing Istanbul

Day 5
Free time to explore Ankara
Afternoon bus to Goreme
Overnight: Sultan Cave Suites, or similar based on availability

Day 6
Optional: Rose Valley Hike
Overnight: Sultan Cave Suites, or similar based on availability

Day 7
Optional: Turkish Cooking Class (please see below for a detailed description
Overnight: Sultan Cave Suites, or similar based on availability

Day 8
History and Adventure (Full Day) – includes underground city
Overnight: Sultan Cave Suites, or similar based on availability

Day 9
Morning bus to Konya
Free time to explore Konya
Bus to Pamukkale by own arrangement
Overnight Melrose Hotel or similar based on availability

Day 10
Optional: Pamukkale Tour with drop off in Selcuk
Overnight: Hotel Bella or similar based on availability

Day 11
Optional: Ephesus Tour
Overnight: Hotel Bella or similar based on availability

Day 12
Transfer to airport
Flight: Izmir to Istanbul Reply to this

8 years ago, July 1st 2010 No: 2 Msg: #114576  
This is a very classical itinerary, however you are right that there will be not much time for the sites. You need to go for a more in depth tours, or better, a custom tour with a great guide. Reply to this

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