11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Selcuk, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Selcuk is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dammam in September, you will find days in Selcuk are colder (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz travel planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pamukkale trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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 10th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Goreme are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning site.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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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.