10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip app.

Ankara to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

6
nights
Istanbul

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Taksim Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , visit Ortakoy, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in May, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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2
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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
On the 29th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Goreme, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 May, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8

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