9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey maker

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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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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 24th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale holiday site.

Bodrum City to Pamukkale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Goreme, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Istanbul

— 4 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in November, plan for much hotter nights in Istanbul, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.