9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 15 min
1
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Goreme
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip itinerary planning website.

New Delhi, India to Fethiye is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Fethiye. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Fethiye reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale visit site.

Getting from Fethiye to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Goreme

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Goreme are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Guray Museum
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and make a trip to Hippodrome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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