10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, expect Goreme to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Istanbul

— 5 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planning website.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.