8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online holiday planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Selcuk reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then head outdoors with Road to Pamukkale.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale

3
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Similar Plans

12 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TUNISIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM QATAR April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM QATAR April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM KUWAIT July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans