11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Oludeniz
— 1 day
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of KIz Kulesi, stop by Hars, and stop by Ortakoy.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In August, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Quebec City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Naile Art Gallery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then trot along with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Goreme to Oludeniz by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oludeniz, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Adventure Beaches
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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 25th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, thenstroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, thenexplore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, thendelve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, delve into the distant past at Curetes Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), thenexplore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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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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