10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in May; daily highs in Goreme reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks


— 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 22nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale travel route builder app.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours


— 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.