6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul — 2 nights

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: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aydin.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Aydin — 1 night

Aydın, ancient Greek Tralles, is a city in and the seat of Aydın Province in Turkey's Aegean Region. To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aydin itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Aydin takes 2 hours. August in Aydin sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Selcuk on the 27th (Sat).
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Selcuk — 1 day

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online road trip planner.

Getting from Aydin to Selcuk by car takes about an hour. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites
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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.