8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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— 2 nights
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— 3 nights


Goreme, Cappadocia — 1 night

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 6th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goreme travel route builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Goreme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Antalya.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Antalya — 2 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sandland, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, see some colorful creatures with Deep Walker Diving Resort, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally wander the streets of Kaleici.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antalya, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip

Pamukkale — 1 night

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 10th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pamukkale trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Mihrimah Sultan Camii, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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.