15 days in Turkey & Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights

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Antalya, Turkey

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olympos Ruins and Kaleici. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cirali Beach and Ataturk Boulevard. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antalya day trip planner.

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to Antalya is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ashgabat to Antalya is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cirali Beach ©
Must see
Cirali Beach
4.6
Olympos Ruins ©
Must see
Olympos Ruins
4.3
Hadrian's Gate
Ruin
Hadrian's Gate
4.3

2
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

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.
On the 5th (Wed), make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and finally slough off your stress at Turkish baths. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum and then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Marmaris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Marmaris is slightly colder than Antalya - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Icmeler Beach ©
Must see
Icmeler Beach
4.2
©
Spa
Spas
4.8

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
On the 7th (Fri), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Marmaris to Goreme by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marmaris in August since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Chora Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, then don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and finally examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Ashgabat with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Ashgabat are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts ©
Specialty Museum
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts
4.5
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Turkmen Carpet Museum
4.3

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