10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Selcuk

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.
On the 11th (Mon), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, and finally explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis.

Make your Selcuk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Urgup tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Urgup in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Goreme
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Balloon Rides

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