10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip maker website.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Doha in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

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 6th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale journey planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Goreme holiday planning site.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Goreme are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.