10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 3 nights

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 Galata Tower. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Istanbul is 8 hours. In July, Istanbul is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale day trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Selcuk

— 3 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.
On the 31st (Fri), delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

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Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Turkey travel guide

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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.