8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Antalya
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally wander the streets of Istiklal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

Plan my day in Istanbul using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Topkapi Palace
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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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 28th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk attractions planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Selcuk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Must see
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

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Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Goynuk Canyon, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, explore the ancient world of Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya journey planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Antalya are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Ruin
Hadrian's Gate
4.3

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