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1. Posted by lindapohan (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

i am solo traveler n planning to visit turkey from january 7 th till january 10 th. during there i am planning to visit istanbul, cappadocia, ephesus and pamukkalle. my route from istanbul will take night bus to cappadocia, will spend 2 days there and take night bus to pamukalle, and in same day take night bus to selcuk to take one day trip to ephesus. tomorrow take flight back from izmir to istanbul.
1. is my route effective or i should change route from istanbul take flight to izmir spend 2 days in selsuc n take night bus to cappadocia and from there take flight to istanbul?
2. if i take 1st choice, wht time last bus from pamukalle to selcuk and is it easy to take bus there?
3. i am planning to take daily tour to visit ephesus and sirence village, should i take tour from web or take tour when arrive in selcuk..which the cheaper one? and normally price in winter.
4. if i take 1st choice, i will take in pammukalle early morning.. is it possible to visit travertines of Pamukkale and hierapolis without guide and take night bus to selcuk at night?

Give me suggest plz..because daysrunning so fast.. thankyou

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Dec-2013, at 21:07 by lindapohan ]

2. Posted by tatianaabreu (Budding Member 86 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


I have only been to Istanbul so i can't unfortunately give you much advice for the other places. But for me, it seems a bit crazy to visit all those places in 3 or 4 days, you will be in a constant rush during your time there! I spent 4 days in Istanbul and it was not enough to see everything i wanted! If you really want to include all those places in such a short period of time, it's probably better to book everything in advance (transportation, tours).

Good luck

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1851 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

The best time to do this is in May or September when it is not so hot and not so many people about. Pamukkale is definitely a summer destination as some go swimming in the waters there.

Lots of travel agents about who will do these tours. I took them from Bodrum.

There is a lot to see in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey so you will have to ration your time carefully.

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5. Posted by lindapohan (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hai hai..thanks for all comments.. first i am so sorry i typed wrong. i mean my trip will take 8 days from January 10th till 17th January. i am planning to take 3 days in Istanbul, 2 days in Cappadocia, 1 day trip in pamukalle and at night take bus to ephesus then back to Istanbul take 1 day more.
i have booked ticket for january and i just have free time early year. Anyway thanks for all;)

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Dec-2013, at 09:48 by lindapohan ]