10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night

5
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gomeda Vadisi in Mustafapasa (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Camel Rock, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Goreme hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Urgup
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 15th (Sat), Head underground at Kaklik Cave, thenexplore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

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