14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey itinerary planner

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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Alanya
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Antalya

— 3 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phaselis and Ancient Theater. Get some cultural insight at Antalya Muzesi and Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimaera (in Cirali) and Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) & Temple of Apollo). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya attractions planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Antalya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Antalya due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Antalya to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Alanya

— 1 night
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, explore the galleries of Kizilkule, then Head underground at Dim Cave, then admire the sheer force of Dimcay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleopatra Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alanya day trip site.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Tlos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Babadag and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fethiye: Patara Plajı (in Patara), Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Dalyan Nehri (in Marmaris). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, walk around Oludeniz, and take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Fethiye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Head underground at Uchisar Castle, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gore Harabeleri, then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Fethiye to Goreme in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in September, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goreme in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.