9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Selcuk is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in April, things will get colder in Selcuk: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center and then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then get a taste of life in the country at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in April; daily highs in Goreme reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Urgup, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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