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
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Islamabad, expect colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel 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

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 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 slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, then examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and then get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ankara online attractions planner.

Take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hacivat Shop, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Public Latrine.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kusadasi online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Kusadasi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Kusadasi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in September, expect nights in Kusadasi to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Selcuk
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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