7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Antalya
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Mugla
— 1 night

3
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: visit Ortakoy, take a leisurely stroll along Silivri Sahili, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kececizade Fuat Pasa Camii.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mermerli Beach, then visit Kaleici, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya day trip site.

Fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Old City Marina ©
Old City Marina

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planning site.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mugla.

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

1
night
Mugla

Mugla ©
Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Stratonikeia Antik Kenti and then browse the exhibits of Dibekli Han Kultur ve Sanat.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mugla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Mugla in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mugla

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Dibekli Han Kultur ve Sanat ©
Dibekli Han Kultur ve Sanat
Stratonikeia Antik Kenti ©
Stratonikeia Antik Kenti

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