9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oludeniz
— 1 day
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly to Manchester, Train to York

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Istanbul

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online journey planner.

York, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from York in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, head outdoors with Royal Balloon, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Goreme, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Oludeniz

— 1 day
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 9th (Wed): Head underground at Mavi Magara and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Oludeniz online itinerary planner.

Getting from Goreme to Oludeniz by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Oludeniz is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Kas

— 1 night
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): gain a rich perspective with Flora Gullet Boat, then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, and then make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Kas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Selcuk

— 1 night
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 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Curetes Street.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk journey maker website.

You can drive from Kas to Selcuk in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.