9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights

2
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.
You've now added Bosphorus Strait to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, thensteep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Hippodrome. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Istanbul, with lows around °C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotto of the Seven Sleepers as well as Ancient City of Ephesus. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Grotto of the Seven Sleepers.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grotto of the Seven Sleepers ©
Grotto of the Seven Sleepers
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cleopatra Pools as well as Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding. On the 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip maker app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding ©
Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goreme Ranch Cappadocia. On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, thenget engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with Goreme Ranch Cappadocia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Goreme, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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