9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
1
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Town, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oludeniz visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Oludeniz is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Oludeniz due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Oludeniz, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Babadag ©
Babadag
Old Town ©
Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kekova Sound and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kas vacation builder app .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip builder tool .

Drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, and look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul sightseeing planner .

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 October, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Goreme are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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