11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

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

1
night
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 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel route planner.

Ankara to Goreme is an approximately 4.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in June: highs in Goreme hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning website.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, thensee the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, thenwander the streets of Sirince Koyu, thendelve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Selcuk online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

Similar Plans

12 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 32 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 14 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Turkey, Bergen & Oslo BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 31 days in Turkey & South Korea BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans