11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 1 night
5
Antalya
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ortakoy, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. March in Istanbul sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 14th (Sat): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, and then learn and have fun at Naile Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme online trip maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Naile Art Gallery
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale itinerary planner.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, thencontemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Selcuk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

3
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, kick back and relax at Mermerli Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antalya trip planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in March, Antalya is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

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