7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale day trip app .

Antalya to Pamukkale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

1
night
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 27th (Sun), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner .

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites 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

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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning app .

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in October, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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