10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Selcuk
— 1 night
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, thencontemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip app.

Ankara to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Goreme, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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