9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Drive
5
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly

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2
nights
Istanbul

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Visit Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower for their historical value. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Istanbul to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
nights
Pamukkale

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then stop by Babadaglilar Ishani.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Antalya on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
Must see
Hierapolis
4.7

1
night
Antalya

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You've now added Antalya Bazaar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls and then don't miss a visit to Antalya Bazaar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antalya road trip app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Kaleici ©
Neighborhood
Kaleici
4.6
Antalya Bazaar ©
Flea Market
Antalya Bazaar
3.3

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goreme Open-Air Museum. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Urgup.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3

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.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Pasabag and then appreciate the views at Red Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Urgup route planner.

Urgup is very close to Goreme. August in Urgup sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Pasabag ©
Geologic Formation
Pasabag
4.7
Red Valley ©
Valley
Red Valley
4.7

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