10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Photography Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul vacation builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Istanbul. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in November since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:

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Pamukkale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip site.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Selcuk sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.