11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and then stroll around Goreme National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Urgup visit planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Urgup is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for slightly colder days in Urgup, with highs around 37°C, while nights are colder with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Goreme
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul holiday builder site .

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

3
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Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 6th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Curetes Street, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk day trip website .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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