11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

5
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore by horseback at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Acikhava Muzesi.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi.

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Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

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