10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour 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 Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale online journey planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 16th (Wed), 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 13 — 16:

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.