11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Public Latrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Brothel, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Selcuk planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

2
nights
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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at Kaklik Cave and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.