How to Spend a 10 Days Holiday in Turkey?
Long lasting ancient civilisations and first settlements made it obvious that Anatolia (Asian side of Turkey) will be most eminent place on Earth from early periods till today. And of course it did, today we suggest you most popular route covering mainstream destinations on internet. With some search on te internet you can have basic knowledge and some travel ideas about Turkey however suggestions of a local can make it more fruitfull for you to utilize and make use of every moment you spend in Turkey.
A round trip with a private car or van can be good if you are in search of kid and family friendly tour guide who will be accopanying you during your whole Turkey tour, also this will minimize the time you wait at the airport and maximize time of localization.
What Should I Experience in Turkey in 10 Days?
With accompany of local tour guide you can follow most incredible route and find best Instagrammable spots for your own page to share. We will also recommend you most unique experiences to do on your route such as food tasting experiences, hot air balloon rides to Sunrise, ATV and Horse riding to Sunset in Cappadoica, balloon experience and Thermal Spa in Pamukkale. Playing beckgammon and having waterpipe in historical madrasah in Istanbul is a good chance to see how local people enjoy their free time in Turkey.
10 Days Turkey Tour Itinerary from a Local
Arrival day to Istanbul and overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Private tour in Old City of Istanbul to discover the relics of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Recommended sights to see: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Basilica Cistern Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Private tour on the Bosphorus to discover the jewels of Istanbul. Sights to see:Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Taksim Square with Istiklal Street.
After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Private tour in authentic Fener Balat districts of Istanbul.
Sights to see: Pierre Lotti Hill, Chora Church Museum, Fener-Balat District Walk, Suleymaniye Mosque.
After tour flight to Kayseri city and overnight Cappadocia hotel. (Cave hotels are indigenious to Cappadocia so it’s definitely recommended to stay in one of them)
(Recommended Activity) In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel for Balloon Ride over the valleys of Cappadocia for duration of 1-hour. After Balloon flight you will have a celebration in the valley and ceremony of flight certificate. After the ceremony you will be transferred back to your hotel for brakfast.
Private tour of North Cappadocia. Sights to see:Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Valley of Monks, Pasabaglar, Devrent Valley. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.
Private tour of South Cappadocia. Sights to see: Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobesos Roman Bath, Taskinpasa Madrasah, Mustafapasa – Sinasos. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.
Drive to Pamukkale via spiritual Konya city. Sights to see: Sultanhan Caravansarai, Mevlana Museum, Karatay Madrasah (tile and stone art museum), Ince Minaret Madrasah (wooden art museum).
After having lunch in Konya we keep driving to Pamukkale. Upon arrival in Pamukkale in the evening, overnight in Pamukkale hotel.
Private tour in Pamukkale calcium pools created by thermal water. Sights to see: Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Cleopatra Antique Pool which are all located in Hierapolis.
*As you will have free time to swim in the Cleopatra Pool please take your swimsuit with you.
After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your Kusadasi hotel which is closer to Ephesus region. Overnight in your Kusadasi hotel.
Private tour in Ephesus tour ancient city. Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Amphitheater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian and Ephesus Amphitheater, Harbor Street of Ephesus Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque.
After tour flight to Istanbul and overnight in Istanbul hotel.
Departure from Istanbul.
Please take this only as a suggestion from your local friend and feel free to revise it on your personal choices with assistance of Guided Istanbul Tours team.
We wish you an unforgettable tour in Turkey.