10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  7​h
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Konya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Derinkuyu, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Istanbul


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2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes KapalI CarsI as well as Galata Tower. On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Cumalikizik, steep yourself in history at Tombs of Osman and Orhan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Sultan Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Muradiye Complex and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bursa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bursa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Emir Sultan Camii ©
Emir Sultan Camii
Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb

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 20th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Drive from Bursa to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Konya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sille, admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, then walk around Alaeddin Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Kyoto Japon Parki, steep yourself in history at Meram Baglari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ince Minare Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Konya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Pamukkale to Konya in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Derinkuyu.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Iplikci Camii
Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Iplikci Camii ©
Iplikci Camii

1
night
Derinkuyu, Cappadocia

Derinkuyu ©
Derinkuyu is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City and then explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Derinkuyu holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Konya to Derinkuyu takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Derinkuyu are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Urgup.

Things to do in Derinkuyu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

2
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Urgup driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Derinkuyu to Urgup takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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