10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
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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 1st (Sun): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, then explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, and finally delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk tour website.

Dublin, Ireland to Selcuk is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Selcuk is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in November; daily highs in Selcuk reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

2
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Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

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 3rd (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online journey planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): expand your horizons at Naile Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goreme day trip planning app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
World heritage site
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
4.8

3
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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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