14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gumbet
— 1 night
Drive
5
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goreme route planner.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from Doha, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Istanbul

— 3 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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesifor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Before you visit Pamukkale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gumbet.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Gumbet

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cool off at Mor Plaj and then see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gumbet travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Gumbet takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Gumbet

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 1 night
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 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach and then get outside with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gumbet to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gumbet in August, things will get slightly colder in Marmaris: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online journey planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kas road trip tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.