9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Kuwait City
Fly + train:  7​h
Selcuk
— 3 nights
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kuwait City

3
days
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Selcuk. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect nights in Selcuk to be a bit cooler, around 25°C, while days are cooler, around 41°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Selcuk

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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
days
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then look for gifts at Le Bazaar D'Orient. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): stop by Alaturca Carpet and then ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Urgup visit planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Urgup in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in July, things will get a bit cooler in Urgup: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Balloon Rides, Alaturca Carpet
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Home Cooking ©
Cappadocia Home Cooking

3
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.
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), steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul journey tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Urgup in July, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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