10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner

Make it your trip
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancient City of Ephesus and Temple of Hadrian. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk sightseeing planner.

Washington DC, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Selcuk, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Selcuk, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Istanbul

— 4 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.
You've now added Photography Tours to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and see the interesting displays at Pera Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

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.