11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
3
Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian. On the next day, stop by Ottoman Textiles, explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk route planner.

Gaziantep to Selcuk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

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Pamukkale

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 21st (Thu), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Istanbul

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online itinerary maker.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Goreme. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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