11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul
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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 16th (Wed): stop by Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours and then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk travel route planning tool.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Selcuk is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hammamet to Selcuk. Traveling from Hammamet in February, expect Selcuk to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Goreme is little chillier than Selcuk - with highs of 12°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Istanbul — 6 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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in February, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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.