9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Selcuk

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Detroit to Selcuk. In July, Selcuk is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums

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 5th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

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Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.