9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey itinerary planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ordu
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get cooler in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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Ordu

— 1 night
Ordu is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, historically also known as Cotyora, and the capital of Ordu Province with a population of 205,396 in the city center. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ulugol Tabiat Parki.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ordu road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Ordu takes 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ordu

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Cashmere Istanbulfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ordu to Istanbul. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.