10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip maker

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Antalya
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Trabzon
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then examine the collection at Sandland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then visit Kaleici.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antalya road trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Antalya is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get a bit cooler in Antalya: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker tool.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Antalya in October, with highs in Goreme at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Trabzon.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Trabzon visit app.

Getting from Goreme to Trabzon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Trabzon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Selcuk

— 1 night
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), delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk planning tool.

You can fly from Trabzon to Selcuk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Trabzon in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 12th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pamukkale using our trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Istanbul

— 3 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website.

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.