10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Goreme to be cooler, temps between 27°C and 11°C. You will leave for Antalya on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 4th (Mon), take a stroll through Kaleici, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then let little ones run wild at Falez Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antalya online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Parks Fun & Games
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Falez Park ©
Falez Park

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 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale itinerary app .

Getting from Antalya to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mor Plaj and then browse the exhibits of Castle of St. Peter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Beaches Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mor Plaj
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bodrum City in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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