10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selcuk sightseeing planner.

Washington DC, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: highs in Selcuk hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Make your Pamukkale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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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.
You've now added Photography Tours to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

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.