8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly

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Selcuk

— 2 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 1st (Mon), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk holiday maker website.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Selcuk. In October, Selcuk is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.