9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Le Bazaar D'Orient.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Urgup tour builder website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Urgup is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in June, with highs in Urgup at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then cruise along Road to Pamukkale.

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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 bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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 ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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