8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  7​h
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuwait City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, things will get colder in Selcuk: highs are around 37°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Alaturca Carpet, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Urgup driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Urgup is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Alaturca Taner
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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