8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Ankara
— 1 day
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights

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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir and then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara trip itinerary website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Ankara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Baghdad in November, you will find days in Ankara are much colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
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Natural History Museum
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
4.6

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, then look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, then explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ankara in November, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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