9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
4
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Lahore

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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Lahore in November, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Selcuk online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uchisar.
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Historic Sites
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Uchisar, Cappadocia — 3 nights

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
On the 7th (Mon), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uchisar trip planning tool.

You can fly from Selcuk to Uchisar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in November, expect Uchisar to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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