10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Drive
1
Selcuk
— 1 day
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
5
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
6
Bodrum City
— 1 night

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Selcuk

— 1 day
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 Ancient City of Ephesus and then get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours.

Make your Selcuk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bodrum City to Selcuk is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Selcuk, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fairy Chimneys and Gulludere Vadisi. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Selcuk in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Chora Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale road trip planning site.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Marmaris

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and then look for gifts at Pasha Fine Jewelery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marmaris vacation maker site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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.