10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Istanbul
— 2 nights
End: Istanbul

1
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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 22nd (Fri): walk around Pamukkale Natural Park and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip builder.

Istanbul to Pamukkale is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi and then stop by Kaleici. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Antalya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Nature Neighborhoods Parks
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Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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nights
Goreme

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 26th (Tue), look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags, look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally soar above the sights with Royal Balloon. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme online trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Goreme is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon

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Trabzon

Trabzon ©
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 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the different shops at Forum Trabzon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Trabzon planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Trabzon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, you will find days in Trabzon are little chillier (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

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Boztepe ©
Boztepe
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Fatih Camii ©
Fatih Camii

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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