11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Kayseri to see Kursunlu Camii about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme trip site.

Ahmedabad, India to Goreme is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect Goreme to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 1 night

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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Selcuk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 15th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale travel route app.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 5 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, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time 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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