11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Chora Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and visit Ortakoy.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Balloon and Zemi Valley. Get some cultural insight at Zelve Open Air Museum and Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Soganli Valley, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Royal Balloon
4.9
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History Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum
4.7
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of kirmizi su, admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hierapolis
4.7

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