11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Karachi

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stroll through Aqua Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Karachi, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
On the 13th (Sat), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gore Harabeleri, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then steep yourself in history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gore Harabeleri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

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 15th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

3
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.
On the 16th (Tue), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, then delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, and then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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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

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