7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Urgup, Cappadocia

— 1 night
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup road trip site.

Doha, Qatar to Urgup is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha in February, things will get much colder in Urgup: highs are around 12°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beyoglu and Rustem Pasha Mosque. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul travel planner.

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in February, Istanbul is warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 11th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Selcuk online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.