8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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Istanbul

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Istanbul are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 16th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip builder.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit Kaleici, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Antalya trip builder site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip site.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in March, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.