8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Chora Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ortakoy, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, stop by Taksim Square, and slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker app.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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.
On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Akhan Kervansaray, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then take a stroll through Karahayit.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, visit BellaTurca Travel, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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