10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki and Lucky Horse Ranch. There's lots more to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, look for all kinds of wild species at Damsa Baraji, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Urgup tour planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Urgup is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Urgup is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in January: high temperatures in Urgup hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Goreme, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, Alaturca Taner
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki ©
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki

4
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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor some retail therapy. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Urgup in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

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