8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Karachi

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Istanbul

— 3 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale day trip website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): visit Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, then stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stroll through Goreme National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goreme online trip builder.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in March, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.