15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Milas Bodrum International Airport, Drive to Bodrum City
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gaziantep
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bodrum City

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, and finally explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip planning tool.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Bodrum City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Bodrum City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in January: high temperatures in Bodrum City hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites

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Icmeler

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, and then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Azmak Nehri, then visit Bar Street Marmaris, and then step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Icmeler road trip planning tool.

Drive from Bodrum City to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bodrum City to Icmeler is minus 1 hour. In January in Icmeler, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Icmeler

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Pamukkale

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 18th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then visit Karahayit.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip builder app.

You can drive from Icmeler to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Side Museum and Antalya Muzesi. Get some historical perspective at Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Ancient Theater. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Laura Shopping Center, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pamukkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Antalya, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Gaziantep

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, and then examine the collection at Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gaziantep trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Gaziantep in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in January, things will get slightly colder in Gaziantep: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zelve Open Air Museum and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dort Ayak Turbesi and Uchisar Castle. Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Mount Erciyes in Kayseri, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Red Valley, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaziantep in January, expect Goreme to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally don't miss a visit to Akkopru of Ankara.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankara online trip builder.

Take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.