14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Phaselis and Perge Ancient City. Popular historic sites such as Ancient Theater and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Antalya to Serik to see Aspendos Ruins and Theater about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Antalya road trip planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Antalya is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Antalya. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get slightly colder in Antalya: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Phaselis, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

1
night
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fethiye vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Fethiye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Neighborhoods Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spas
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Spas

1
night
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, and then delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Marmaris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings
Kurt Jewellery ©
Kurt Jewellery

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bibliotheque de Celsus and Public Latrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and Ephesus Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marmaris in December, things will get a bit cooler in Selcuk: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy will thrill your kids. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Taksim Square.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday planner .

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in December, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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