11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
2
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fethiye
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Istanbul. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
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Rustem Pasha Mosque ©
Rustem Pasha Mosque

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urla Winery as well as Ancient City of Ephesus. On the 8th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Urla Winery.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Izmir, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Urla Winery, Ancient City of Ephesus
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

2
nights
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 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Izmir to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Izmir in April, with highs in Pamukkale at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
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Balloon Rides
Laodikeia ©
Laodikeia
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

few
hours
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planner .

Drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pamukkale in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fethiye, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, then stop by Sultan Carpet, then stop by Kervan Carpet & Kilim, and finally look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme travel route site .

Getting from Fethiye to Goreme by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in April, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Zelve Open Air Museum
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Sultan Carpet ©
Sultan Carpet
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Enjoy Istanbul some more: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museums, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulhane Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street
Rustem Pasha Mosque ©
Rustem Pasha Mosque
Miniaturk ©
Miniaturk

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