10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Istanbul. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then learn and have fun at Naile Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme tour site.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Naile Art Gallery, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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