10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online driving holiday planner .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme online visit planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Pamukkale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Selcuk

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selcuk vacation site .

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Selcuk are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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