11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oludeniz
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Selcuk
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
Cairo

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dalyan.

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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

1
day
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalyan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Dalyan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dalyan, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

few
hours
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz road trip website .

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Selcuk.

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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)

0
days
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.
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Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

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#Shopping, #Historic Sites
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The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

3
days
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Shop till you drop at Alaturca Carpet and Sultan Carpet. Escape the urban bustle at Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, and take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

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Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in October; daily highs in Goreme reach 24°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaturca Carpet, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

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