7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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7 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 day
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
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 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis.

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London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Selcuk. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip app .

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 September, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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