10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online visit planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 6th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goreme tour builder website.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Goreme, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.