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 the below places; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Bosphorus.
These are the highlights of Istanbul. And, 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 might be booking our Private Istanbul Tour!
Also, do not forget to read our post in which we went into details of Istanbul; Old-City of Istanbul!
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. You can also read our post in which we explained the ways of getting to Cappadocia from Istanbul!
If you think that searching for transportation is quite 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!
EPHESUS AND PAMUKKALE
Ephesus Ancient City is the largest open-air museum in Turkey, and one of the largest in the World! It accommodates 3 to 4 million visitors every year. So, it is one of the most important destinations where you can Travel in Turkey!
It is an ancient city which is dated back to the 5th Century B.C. So, all you can see in Ephesus are 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. Also, do not forget to read our post in which we went into details of Ephesus; Ephesus Ruins!
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. You may check our Ephesus Day Trip from Istanbul to have a better idea!
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 with limestone. We do not recommend self visits since the logistics are pretty hard to manage in Pamukkale! On this hand, picking a Pamukkale Tour would be a smarter way for you in your limited time in Turkey. Before planning your Trip to Pamukkale, do not forget to read our post about Pamukkale!
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!
GALLIPOLI AND TROY
Gallipoli and Troy are also famous places of Turkey, however, not like Cappadocia, Ephesus, or Pamukkale! It is more of a special interest place.
Gallipoli is the place where World-War I held between Turkish Soldiers and Anzacs (Australia and New Zealand Troops). If you are interested in visiting battlefields you might consider Visiting Gallipoli. And, Troy is an ancient city that shows the artifacts from the Greco-Roman period to its visitors. So, if you are an ancient history lover, you may combine your Gallipoli Tour with Troy Ancient City. You can also check our post about Troy Ancient City and Trojan War!
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 Tours. 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!