6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

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6 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bishkek
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Izmir
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bishkek

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and then admire the striking features of Mihrimah Sultan Camii.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Kirgizstan Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Bishkek in January, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are much hotter (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Goreme

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 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then soar above the sights with Royal Balloon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Goreme hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 25th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, and then stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Izmir sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Shopping Museums
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu

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