10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kekova
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added Anas Crecca Travel to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagia Triada Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, then see Off-Road Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in December since evenings lows in Goreme dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Pamukkale.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

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Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kekova.
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Kekova — 1 night

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . On the 31st (Sat), kick back and relax at Tersane Koyu and then get a tailor-made plan with Kekova kardesim-m boat.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kekova trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kekova in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then delve into the distant past at Hercules Gate.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk holiday planning tool.

Getting from Kekova to Selcuk by car takes about 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly 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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