8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Istanbul
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at TokalI Church, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip website.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Izmir.
more
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Izmir — 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, and then stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Izmir visit planner.

Getting from Goreme to Izmir by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect nights in Izmir to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
more
Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Akhan Kervansaray, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
more
Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

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.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Jennifer's Hamam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.
more