10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, stop by Ortakoy, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning tool.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, stop by Sirvan Carpet, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goreme trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in December, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 2 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then delve into the distant past at Hercules Gate.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Goreme to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in December, with highs in Selcuk at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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