10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dalyan
— 1 day
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Istanbul

— 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Robios Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul tour planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in September, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and then stop by Sultan Carpet.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Goreme planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dalyan.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Dalyan

— 1 day
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Kaunos and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dalyan road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Dalyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dalyan, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Selcuk

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dalyan to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.