8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Lahore, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Goreme to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
Hamamonu Restored Area has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ankara travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Kusadasi.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums
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Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii) ©
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area

1
night
Kusadasi

Kusadasi
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kusadasi travel app.

Getting from Ankara to Kusadasi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara to Kusadasi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ankara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kusadasi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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