7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly

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Istanbul

— 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul attractions website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pamukkale online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Selcuk

— 1 night
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 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip maker site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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 14th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goreme day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Selcuk in August since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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.