9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Urgup
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Urgup

Urgup ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Urgup, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Urgup is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Urgup is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get colder in Urgup: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce 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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

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