8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Selcuk
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planner .

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. Traveling from London to Selcuk, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John

1
night
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 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Before you visit Goreme, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in April; daily highs in Goreme reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Ortahisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bosphorus Strait and Ibb Halic Nedim Parki. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , and have some family-friendly fun at Dreamflight Simulation Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker tool .

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©

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