11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Pamukkale

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 28th (Tue), push the limits with an extreme tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Goreme, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.