11 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  17​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Konya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Cappadocia, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul journey planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in June: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

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 2nd (Tue), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, then get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Guney Selalesi
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Balloon Rides

1
night
Konya, Turkey

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Türk Yıldızları Parkı, get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konya Kapu Cami, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, stroll through Kent Ormani, then see human ingenuity at work at AltInapa Dam, and finally walk around Sille Baraj Parki.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Konya attractions planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Konya in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Konya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cappadocia.

Things to do in Konya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Konya Kapu Cami, Iplikci Camii
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Türk Yıldızları Parkı ©
Türk Yıldızları Parkı
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Konya Kapu Cami ©
Konya Kapu Cami

1
day
Cappadocia, Italy

Cappadocia
On the 6th (Sat), Head underground at Grotte di Beatrice Cenci.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Cappadocia tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Konya to Cappadocia with the Route module. Traveling from Konya to Cappadocia, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Cappadocia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cappadocia

Nature Parks
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