10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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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.
Attractions like Gulhane Park and Hagia Sophia make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Emirgan Park and Fatih Mosque and Complex. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Royal Balloon will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Valley and Love Valley. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, appreciate the views at Soganli Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and examine the collection at Guray Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Goreme journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.