14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesifor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Dammam in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

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 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and finally get outside with Royal Balloon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then don't miss a visit to Zemi Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity, then admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach and then take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya route site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Antalya is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Kizilkule, then go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, then examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, and finally Head underground at Dim Cave.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alanya road trip website.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Museums · Parks · Nature

Kas

— 2 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Kekova Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Patara Antik Kenti, stroll through Patara Plajı, and then delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kas tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Kas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 15th (Tue), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, and then stop by Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fethiye trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and then step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Marmaris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.