10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 79°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Trabzon.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, then take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Trabzon trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Trabzon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for little chillier days in Trabzon, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Urgup.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Urgup, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Antikite Ottoman and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Urgup takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Trabzon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Urgup: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.