9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation builder
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Istanbul — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Mosque and Ortakoy. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesifor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stuttgart in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale visit planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Oludeniz.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).
Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.