8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Cairo
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Oludeniz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dalyan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Cairo

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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 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery and then look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk holiday site .

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Selcuk is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

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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.
To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz day trip tool .

You can drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Selcuk in December, expect Oludeniz to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Dalyan.

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

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 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dalyan trip tool .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

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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.
Sultanahmet District and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalyan to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Dalyan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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