9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 day
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Selcuk
— 1 day
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Icmeler
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and finally stop by Boutique Carpets.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip tool.

Pune, India to Goreme is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Goreme, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 1 day
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 17th (Sun), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selcuk online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Selcuk is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City journey builder site.

Getting from Selcuk to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in February, expect Bodrum City to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths, then stop by Ruby, then look for gifts at Istanbul watch center, Icmeler, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Icmeler online tour builder.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bodrum City to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Icmeler sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Icmeler

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Sultanahmet District. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online road trip planner.

Fly from Icmeler to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Icmeler in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.