11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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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.
Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bentler Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ankara in September; daily highs in Istanbul reach 26°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia
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Topkapi Palace
4.4

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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 9th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale travel planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hierapolis
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

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Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and finally identify plant and animal life at Damsa Baraji. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Goreme by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Equestrian Trail
Lucky Horse Ranch
4.3
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8

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