How to Spend a 10 Days Holiday in Turkey?

How to Spend an Amazing 10 Days Holiday in Turkey?

Planing a holiday In Turkey? We will help you with the itinerary below!

Long-lasting ancient civilizations and first settlements made it obvious that Anatolia (the Asian side of Turkey) will be the 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 the internet.

With some search on the internet you can have basic knowledge and some travel ideas about Turkey however suggestions of a local can make it more fruitful for you to utilize and make use of every moment you spend in your holiday in Turkey.

A round trip with a private car or van can be good if you are in search of a kid and family-friendly tour guide who will be accompanying you during your whole Turkey tour, also this will minimize the time you wait at the airport and maximize the time of localization.

Pamukkale Turkey


What Should I Experience in Turkey in 10 Days?

With accompany of a local tour guide, you can follow the most incredible route and find the 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 Cappadocia, balloon experience, and Thermal Spa in Pamukkale. Playing backgammon and having a water pipe in a historical madrasah in Istanbul is a good chance to see how local people enjoy their free time in Turkey.

Cappadocia Underground City

10 Days Holiday in Turkey itinerary


Day 1:

Arrival day to Istanbul and overnight in your Istanbul hotel.

Day 2:

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.

Hagia Sophia in Winter

Day 3:

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 the tour, your driver and tour guide will drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.

Day 4:

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 indigenous to Cappadocia so it’s definitely recommended to stay in one of them)

Day 5:

(Recommended Activity) In the early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel for a Balloon Ride over the valleys of Cappadocia for a duration of 1-hour. After the Balloon flight, you will have a celebration in the valley and a ceremony of flight certificate. After the ceremony, you will be transferred back to your hotel for breakfast.

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.

Cappadocia Baloon Tour

Day 6:

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.

Day 7:

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.

Day 8:

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’s Pool please take your swimsuit with you.

After the tour, your driver and tour guide will drop you off at your Kusadasi hotel which is closer to the Ephesus region. Overnight in your Kusadasi hotel.

Ephesus Theatre Turkey


Day 9:

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.

Day 10:

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 the assistance of the Guided Istanbul Tours team.

We wish you an unforgettable holiday in Turkey!

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