8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Istanbul online route planner .

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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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

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.
On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Goreme sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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