11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Naile Art Gallery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). On the next day, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary maker site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Alexandria in August, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Selcuk

— 3 nights
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 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip maker website.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Selcuk, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale route builder website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.