10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses. On the next day, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, and then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner .

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Selcuk is 3 hours. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

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Sirince Koyu
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): soak in style at Turkish baths, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz journey maker site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Oludeniz hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Turkish Baths

2
nights
Kas

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kekova Sound, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tugra Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kas holiday tool .

Getting from Oludeniz to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Kekova Sound ©
Kekova Sound

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 7th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale planner .

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul route builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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