8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale vacation website.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kas.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure
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Kas — 1 night

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then slough off your stress at Spa Marin.

Before you visit Kas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Oludeniz.
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Outdoors · Tours · Baths · Spas
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Oludeniz — 2 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 23rd (Tue), push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then slough off your stress at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

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Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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