10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip builder website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in Goreme reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Istanbul

— 4 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: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Selcuk

— 1 night
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 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk day trip app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.