9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adana
— 1 night
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 1 night
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
5
Selcuk
— 1 night

1
night
Adana

Adana ©
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemeralti Camii, stop by Art Jophiel, snap pictures at Catalan (Bati) Koprusu, thenexperience rural life at Kurucesme Ciftligi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Eski Baraj, explore the historical opulence of Kozan Kalesi, and then take an in-depth tour of Osmaniye Karatepe.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adana trip planner.

Gaziantep to Adana is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gaziantep in October: high temperatures in Adana hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Osmaniye Karatepe
Highlights from your plan
Osmaniye Karatepe ©
Osmaniye Karatepe
Kozan Kalesi ©
Kozan Kalesi
Eski Baraj ©
Eski Baraj

1
night
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Urgup day trip site.

Drive from Adana to Urgup in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adana in October: high temperatures in Urgup hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Urgup in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
On the 7th (Wed), push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Selcuk day trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Selcuk are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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