11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
1
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour builder app .

Cairo, Egypt to Pamukkale is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Pamukkale. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey website .

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
nights
Goreme

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme journey maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

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