4 DAY TURKEY TOUR AND WHERE TO VISIT IN 4 DAYS?
First of all, 4 Days is very low time to explore all around Turkey. However, if you are limited up to 4 days for some reason, here we have prepared some recommendations considers what to do in 4 Days in Turkey!
Istanbul is one of the top 3 famous cities of Turkey. So, you should spend at least 1 full day in Istanbul. And, in this 1 day, you may visit below places; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Bosphorus.
These are the highlights of Istanbul. And, these all located near to each other. That means logistics is not a real problem to visit all in one day. Or, if you would not take a risk by doing it on your own, you may consider booking our Private Istanbul Tour!
If you would like to learn more about Istanbul City, you may read our post in which we went deep into the details of Istanbul: Istanbul Travel!
Cappadocia is another one of the top 3 famous cities of Turkey. It is a very unique and worldwide famous destination with its: fairy chimneys, cave hotels, Hot Air Balloon Ride, and rock formations.
Highly recommended to have at least 2 days in Cappadocia to have enough experience and exploration.
It is about 650 km away from Istanbul. There you may take a bus, train, or flight. However, we highly recommend you to go and return to/from Cappadocia by flight since your time is limited.
If you think that this might be complicated for you. There are several 2 Day Tours from Istanbul to Cappadocia!
For example, here you may check our 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul which includes all domestic flights, accommodation in hotels, local tours, and all you need while traveling.
Also, you may obtain more information about Cappadocia from this post: All You Need to Know About Cappadocia!
Reminder: You should better to stay in Göreme Town in Cappadocia, in one of the Cappadocia Cave Suites!
EPHESUS AND PAMUKKALE
Ephesus Ancient City is the largest open-air museum of Turkey, and one of the largest of the World! It accommodates 3 to 4 million visitors every year. So, it is one of the most important destinations where you may visit in Turkey!
It is an ancient city which is dated back to 5th Century B.C. So, all you can see in Ephesus is historical ruins from the Ancient Greek and Eastern Roman Empire. Plus, it is one of the seven churches of the revelation mentioned in the holy bible.
It is about 600 km away from Istanbul, and taking a flight is recommended to reach it. However, we do not recommend visiting Ephesus on your own since it includes several historical and very architectural places in and around it.
It is better to take an Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with local tour guides and spend at least a day in Ephesus.
Pamukkale is the second most popular destination in the Aegean Region of Turkey after the Ephesus Ruins. It is a place of terraces where contains calcium carbonate mixed to limestone. We do not recommend self visits since the logistics are pretty hard to manage!
On this hand, picking a Pamukkale Tour would be a smarter way for you in your limited time in Turkey. And, even you can combine it with Ephesus.
Pamukkale is about 200 km away from Ephesus. And, we have 2 Days – Ephesus and Pamukkale combined Tour Packages. This tour package might be very useful for you if you are interested in visiting both!
Here is the link where you may check this package; 2 Days – Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from Istanbul!
GALLIPOLI AND TROY
Gallipoli and Troy are also famous places of Turkey, however, not like Cappadocia, Ephesus, or Pamukkale! It is more of special interest place.
Gallipoli is the place where the World-War I held between Turkish Soldiers and Anzacs (Australia and New Zealand Troops). If you are interested in visiting battlefields you may visit Gallipoli.
And, Troy is an ancient city that shows the artifacts from the Greco-Roman period to its visitors. So, if you are a history lover, you may combine your Gallipoli Tour with Troy Ancient City.
FINAL THOUGHTS FOR 4 DAY TURKEY TOUR
Due to the information, we have provided above, you have 3 different route options!
- You may combine Istanbul + 2 Days Cappadocia Tour
- You may combine Istanbul + 2 Days Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour
- And, you may combine Istanbul + 2 Days Gallipoli and Troy Tour
Or, if you would like to explore more options and have more ideas, you can check our 2 – 4 Day Turkey Tour category from the below link; 2-4 Days Turkey Tours!
We hope that you will have an unforgettable time during your potential for Turkey Travel. And, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about traveling in Turkey or if you have any questions about any particular destination in Turkey!