10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Istanbul to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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 1st (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, then stop by Antik Galeri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online travel planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Goreme by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Goreme are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.