9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Izmir
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 5th (Sun), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Camel Rock, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme day trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Naile Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Antalya

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Kaleici, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and finally walk around Falez Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in April, with highs in Antalya at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Falez Park ©
Falez Park

1
night
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 8th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale holiday planning website .

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at KEY Museum, then steep yourself in history at Usakizade Kosku, and then let the kids burn off some steam at GoodLockeD.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Izmir journey maker website .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Izmir can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
KEY Museum ©
KEY Museum
Usakizade Kosku ©
Usakizade Kosku

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul route maker tool .

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Izmir in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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