10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

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Manila, Philippines to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manila in November, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Baths
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Dogan Onyx factory and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale holiday website.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then stop by Cappadocia Rug Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online route planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Goreme are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Ankara — 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ankara trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Ankara by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Goreme in November, plan for little chillier days in Ankara, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.