10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online day trip planner.

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, plan for warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 16th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kas.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Kas — 2 nights

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Beach, then cool off at Hidayet koyu, and then slough off your stress at Spa Marin. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tersane Koyu, then kick back and relax at Narr Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kas itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Kas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Baths
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Dalyan.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Dalyan — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2, and then soak in style at Mimi's Beauty Center.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dalyan tour builder site.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dalyan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Marmaris — 1 night

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Pasha & CO Fine Jewelry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris journey maker.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Marmaris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.
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