9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Diyarbakir Airport
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Diyarbakir
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale day trip tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Keep things going the next day: stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, look for gifts at Sultan Carpet and Kilim, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and finally make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

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You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Diyarbakir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Diyarbakir

— 2 nights
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): snap pictures at On gozlu Koprusu, then snap pictures at Hasankeyf Eski Kopru, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Goat Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Dengbej Evi.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Diyarbakir trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Selcuk to Diyarbakir. When traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Diyarbakir: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.