9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Kekova
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights


Kekova — 1 night

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Tersane Koyu and then get a new perspective on things with Kekova kardesim-m boat.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kekova tour builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kekova is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 1 night

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 3rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kekova to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 3 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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısıfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Draperis Church, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, Goreme is colder at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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.