10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
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2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
4
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

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, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in March, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (14°C), and nights are a bit cooler (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

1
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Pamukkale

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 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk tour planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

2
nights
Trabzon

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ickale Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, see the interesting displays at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Camii. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gulbahar Hatun Cami, and then steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trabzon trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Trabzon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in March, you will find days in Trabzon are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums

2
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Urgup, Cappadocia

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 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stop by Antikite Ottoman. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Urgup takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in March, Urgup is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.