10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey attractions planner

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit site.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Goreme hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus and then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk online trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Turkey travel guide

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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.