13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Bursa
— Few hours
3
Izmir
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— Few hours
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
6
Oludeniz
— 1 night
7
Ankara
— Few hours
8
Antakya
— 1 night
9
Gaziantep
— 1 night
10
Artvin
— 1 night
11
Edirne
— 1 night

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, Sultanahmet District and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, then see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Aldie, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aldie in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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hours
Bursa

Bursa
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bursa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in January, Bursa is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 10th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Izmir trip builder app.

Getting from Bursa to Izmir by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Izmir, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center

few
hours
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You've now added Bibliotheque de Celsus to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus and then explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Selcuk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Selcuk, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

1
night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get all the information you need at The Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dalyan vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Dalyan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Selcuk in January: high temperatures in Dalyan hover around 58°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oludeniz.
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
You've now added Glamour to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy some classic entertainment at Glamour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz online visit planner.

Drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Nightlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Babadag ©
Babadag

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hours
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 12th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankara tour planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Ankara in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in January, plan for colder days in Ankara, with highs around 35°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antakya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir

1
night
Antakya

Antakya ©
Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Antakya Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Antakya online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Ankara to Antakya with the Route module. While traveling from Ankara, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antakya, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 38°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Antakya

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Antakya Archaeological Museum ©
Antakya Archaeological Museum

1
night
Gaziantep

Gaziantep ©
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gaziantep itinerary planner.

Getting from Antakya to Gaziantep by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Antakya in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gaziantep, with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zeugma Mosaic Museum ©
Zeugma Mosaic Museum

1
night
Artvin

Artvin
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Mencuna Waterfalls.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Artvin journey builder website.

You can drive from Gaziantep to Artvin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature · Parks

1
night
Edirne

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edirne trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Artvin to Edirne. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque

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