11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Cairo
Fly + train:  12​h 45​min
Selcuk
— 3 nights
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cairo

3
days
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, religious sites, museums, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip generator.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 13-hour flight. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

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Ancient City of Ephesus
Celsus Kutuphanesi

3
days
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, stop by Alaturca Carpet, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Goreme vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

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Urgup, Uchisar
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Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

5
days
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 sightseeing, museums, religious sites, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul travel planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace

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