10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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

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Istanbul

— 5 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 Basilica Cistern. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul tour website.

Washington DC, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 72°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 22nd (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

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.