8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bartin
— 1 night
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
4
Bodrum City
— 1 night
5
Istanbul
— 2 nights

1
night
Bartin

Bartin ©
Bartın is a city in northern Turkey and the central district of the province of Bartın.Formerly a district of Zonguldak Province, Bartın has been made into a province seat in 1991 with the constitution of its province, including four districts: Central Bartın, Amasra, Kurucaşile, and Ulus). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of BartIn Kent Muzesi and then kick back and relax at Guzelcehisar PlajI. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Ulukaya Kanyonu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bartin day trip website.

Zonguldak to Bartin is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Bartin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bartin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Guzelcehisar PlajI
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BartIn Kent Muzesi ©
BartIn Kent Muzesi

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale holiday planner.

Drive from Bartin to Pamukkale in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

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night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
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 15th (Wed): stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), thenexplore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Selcuk road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate

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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mor Plaj, thenexplore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, thenstop by Moden Leather Shop, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Bodrum City road trip tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Mor Plaj
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Zeki Muren Arts Museum ©
Zeki Muren Arts Museum
Moden Leather Shop ©
Moden Leather Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Serefiye Sarnici.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online tour planner.

Fly from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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