11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 19th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale sightseeing planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

1
night
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mavi Magara
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at Ottoman Textiles. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and then visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Selcuk by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, then go for a walk through Goreme Panorama, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Goreme is little chillier than Selcuk - with highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guray Museum, Alaturca Taner
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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