15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Manavgat
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 3rd (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and then soar above the sights with Royal Balloon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goreme trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mumbai, India to Goreme is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Goreme is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Selcuk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums
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Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill, take in the exciting artwork at Mine Sanat Galerisi, then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Avenue Bodrum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in May, Bodrum City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

1
night
Icmeler

Icmeler ©
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Turunc Sahil, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and then stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Icmeler tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Bodrum City to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bodrum City in May, plan for slightly colder days in Icmeler, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Icmeler

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Turunc Sahil
Highlights from your plan
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach

3
nights
Kas

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.
Visiting Patara Plajı and Kekova Sound will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. When in Kas, make a side trip to see Babadag in Oludeniz, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kas trip planner .

Drive from Icmeler to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Kas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Icmeler in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kas, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Kaputas Beach, Patara Plajı
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patara Plajı ©
Patara Plajı
Spas

4
nights
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Perge Ancient City. Get some historical perspective at Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Alanya Kalesi. Step out of Manavgat to go to Alanya and see Hamaxia, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Side Museum, browse the different shops at Dickman Textile, steep yourself in history at Phaselis, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater.

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You can drive from Kas to Manavgat in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Alanya, Perge Ancient City, Phaselis, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Highlights from your plan
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

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