11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Alaturca Taner, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Goreme is minus 2 hours. December in Goreme sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Istanbul

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour builder site.

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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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.