10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  11​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Izmir
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Doha

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, head off-road at local off-road trails, and explore the stunning scenery at Peri Bacalari.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Goreme tour planning app .

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get much colder in Goreme: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Peri Bacalari, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Pamukkale

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.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Pamukkale Balloons ©
Pamukkale Balloons

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Izmir Dogal Yasam Parki and then examine the collection at Key Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Izmir online visit planner .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Key Museum ©
Key Museum

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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 Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Izmir to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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