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

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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

6
nights
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 Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

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

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in May, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.