5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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5 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online road trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Pamukkale

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 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Selcuk online travel planner .

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

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