11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gocek
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly

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Selcuk

— 2 nights
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 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk tour itinerary maker site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Selcuk is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Karachi in July since evenings lows in Selcuk dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

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 10th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planning tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gocek.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Gocek

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Epoca Carpet and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gocek driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Gocek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gocek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Gocek

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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 13th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Gocek to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gocek in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Istanbul

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online visit planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.