6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Selcuk
— 1 day
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Selcuk

— 1 day
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus and then delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

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Ankara to Selcuk is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in September, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale visit planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

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Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.