7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk — 1 day

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk day trip planner.

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Selcuk is 3 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Selcuk to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with Pamukkale Balloons, then Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale attractions planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Istanbul — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Istanbul sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Turkey travel guide

Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.