7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Bursa
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Bursa

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Center.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bursa online trip planner.

Istanbul to Bursa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bursa, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Bursa

Trails · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Bolu

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Abant Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi and then explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bolu day trip website.

Drive from Bursa to Bolu in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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 duringĀ Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, stop by Orient Bazaar, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goreme day trip planning site.

Getting from Bolu to Goreme by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.