10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
4
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly
5
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 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale vacation app.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

Plan my trip to Selcuk with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, then get engrossed in the history at Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Trabzon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Trabzon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, and then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Antikite Ottoman and then browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Urgup road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Urgup takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in June, you will find days in Urgup are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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.