7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Aksaray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Istanbul

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll around Gulhane Park and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Gulhane Park ©
Gulhane 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 29th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, then take a stroll through Karahayit, and finally delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Guney Selalesi ©
Guney Selalesi
Karahayit ©
Karahayit

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Kaputas Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kas online travel planner .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

1
night
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, and then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Alanya route builder site .

You can drive from Kas to Alanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aksaray.

Things to do in Alanya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi

1
night
Aksaray

Aksaray ©
Aksaray is a city in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital district of Aksaray Province. On the 1st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Asikli Hoyuk, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hasan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu Baba Turbesi.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aksaray trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Alanya to Aksaray takes 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Aksaray can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Aksaray

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Asikli Hoyuk ©
Asikli Hoyuk
Mount Hasan ©
Mount Hasan
Somuncu Baba Turbesi ©
Somuncu Baba Turbesi

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 2nd (Mon), Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Uchisar Castle, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and finally stroll through Pasabag.

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You can drive from Aksaray to Goreme in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar Castle
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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Balloon Rides
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

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