9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, then explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, and then examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Selcuk is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dammam in March, things will get much colder in Selcuk: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Antalya.
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, hunt for treasures at Antalya Bazaar, and then wander the streets of Kaleici.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Antalya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Selcuk in March, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Uchisar.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Uchisar, Cappadocia — 1 night

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uchisar sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Uchisar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in March, things will get a bit cooler in Uchisar: highs are around 16°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul visit planner.

Getting from Uchisar to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Uchisar in March, with lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · 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.