9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour itinerary planner

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary builder website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Istanbul. In October, daytime highs in Istanbul are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 12th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip website.

Getting from Selcuk to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in October; daily highs in Goreme reach 24°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.