10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk

— 1 night
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 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Public Latrine and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in April, things will get much colder in Selcuk: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale day trip planning website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, visit Ortakoy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.