11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

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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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and make a trip to Camel Rock.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online trip maker.

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 July, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

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Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.