11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly + bus:  20​h
1
Oludeniz
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Ortahisar, Cappadocia
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Quebec City

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Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 19th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz online itinerary builder .

Quebec City, Canada to Oludeniz is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quebec City in August, with highs in Oludeniz at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Beaches Adventure
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 20th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, then explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian.

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

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ortahisar.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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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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day
Ortahisar, Cappadocia

Ortahisar ©
On the 23rd (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Maison du Kilim, stop by Alaturca Taner, then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and finally ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ortahisar online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Selcuk to Ortahisar. Traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Ortahisar, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ortahisar

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
La Maison du Kilim ©
La Maison du Kilim

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 Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ortahisar to Istanbul. When traveling from Ortahisar in August, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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