10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Konya
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul attractions planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Ankara

— 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii) and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir. On the next day, examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ankara Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip builder website.

Fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect Ankara to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus and then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Konya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Konya travel route builder website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Konya in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Selcuk in January, with highs in Konya at 4°C and lows at -5°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

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 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Goreme sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.