9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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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.
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, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Karachi in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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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 16th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme itinerary app.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Selcuk in June, with highs in Goreme at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.