7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Selcuk
— 1 day
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Yalova
— 1 night
Drive
4
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 26th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, then steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk online road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Selcuk. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in March, with highs in Selcuk at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yalova.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Yalova

— 1 night
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu, see the interesting displays at Ataturk Kosku, then stroll around Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale, and finally hike along Delmece Yaylasi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yalova sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Yalova in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yalova to Istanbul takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yalova in March since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.