8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner
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Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 2 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pamukkale.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Selcuk — 1 night

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Historic Sites
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Goreme National Park and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in July; daily highs in Goreme reach 37°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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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