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 and learn at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning tool.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Petersburg in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Get some historical perspective at Zelve Open Air Museum and Soganli Valley. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Balloon and Zemi Valley. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Goreme attractions app.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 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

2
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, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at kirmizi su, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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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