11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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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 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.