8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally delve into the distant past at Curetes Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selcuk road trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, things will get little chillier in Selcuk: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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 3rd (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale visit planner .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

4
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 lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To plan Istanbul vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

Similar Plans

10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM ALGERIA October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans