10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Istanbul — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 4th (Sat): stop by Kervan Carpet & Kilim, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, then stop by Sultans Seramik, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then look for gifts at Boutique Carpets, and finally stop by Sultan Carpet.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Goreme planning site.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in December since evenings lows in Goreme dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Selcuk.
Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and finally look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, then stop by Elifim Pottery, and finally look for gifts at Sultan Carpet and Kilim.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in December; daily highs in Selcuk reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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.