8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Izmir
— 1 night

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bishkek to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bishkek, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, thenenjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and finally expand your horizons at Naile Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naile Art Gallery
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Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

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.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip builder website.

Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), visit Alsancak, thendelve into the distant past at Agora Open Air Museum, and then walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Izmir online road trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Historic Sites
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Agora Open Air Museum ©
Agora Open Air Museum

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