11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

7
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.
Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bentler Tabiat Parki. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel website.

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ankara in September, with highs in Istanbul at 26°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 9th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale travel planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and finally identify plant and animal life at Damsa Baraji. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Goreme by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Damsa Baraji
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Lucky Horse Ranch ©
Lucky Horse Ranch
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

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