7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul — 2 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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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 18th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gocek.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Gocek — 1 night

On the 19th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gocek trip itinerary website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Gocek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Antakya.
Outdoors · Tours
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Antakya — 1 night

Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hatay Archeology Museum, explore the historical opulence of Koz Castle, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Iron Gate.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antakya road trip planner.

Getting from Gocek to Antakya by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Gocek in August, Antakya is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Goreme using our trip planner.

You can drive from Antakya to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Antakya in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
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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.