9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour builder tool.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz tour planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Wed), push the limits with an extreme tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale attractions planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure
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Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Selcuk itinerary planning website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goreme online travel route planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Selcuk in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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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.