9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bursa
— 1 night
2
Izmir
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Patara
— 1 night
5
Konya
— 1 night
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
7
Istanbul
— 2 nights

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Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, thensee the interesting displays at Bursa City Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bursa trip website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Bursa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lahore in June: highs in Bursa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Museums
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Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb
Bursa City Museum ©
Bursa City Museum

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Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, thenvisit Kemeralti Market, thenstop by Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar, and finally view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Izmir online visit planner.

Getting from Bursa to Izmir by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Bursa in June, things will get little chillier in Izmir: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Izmir

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center ©
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center
Kemeralti Market ©
Kemeralti Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip tool.

Drive from Izmir to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patara.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

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Patara

Patara ©
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Class Leather, kick back and relax at Patara Plajı, and then explore the ancient world of Patara Antik Kenti.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Patara road trip planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Patara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Patara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Class Leather
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Patara Antik Kenti ©
Patara Antik Kenti

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Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, stop by Konya Kultur Sokagi, thenget engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Konya trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Patara to Konya in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June in Konya, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque ©
Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque

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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 14th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, get outside with Royal Balloon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, thendo a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally stop by Alaturca Taner.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goreme attractions planner.

Drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thenhunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online route maker.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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