15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bolu
— 2 nights
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 1 night
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Assos
— 1 night
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Ayvalik
— 2 nights
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Burdur
— 1 night
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Alanya
— 6 nights
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Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Bolu and then make a trip to Tokadi Hayreddin Turbesi. On the next day, stroll through Golcuk Tabiat Parki.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bolu trip planner.

Ankara to Bolu is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Gallipoli

— 1 night
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip planner.

You can drive from Bolu to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Gallipoli are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Bozcaada, Tenedos Island

— 1 night
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Habbele Plaji, make a trip to Bozcaada Wind Farm, then examine the collection at Bozcaada Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Kilisesi, and finally stop by Zeynep Aksu GLASS STUDIO.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozcaada trip maker website.

Drive from Gallipoli to Bozcaada in 3 hours. In August in Bozcaada, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assos.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Assos

— 1 night
Assos, also known as Behramkale or for short Behram, is a small historically rich town in the Ayvacık district of the Çanakkale Province, Turkey.After leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens, Aristotle (joined by Xenocrates) went to Assos, where he was welcomed by King Hermias, and opened an Academy in this city. To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Assos road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bozcaada to Assos takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Assos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Ayvalik on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Assos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Ayvalik

— 2 nights
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Paterica Koyu, head outdoors with Mola Beach Cunda, and then kick back and relax at Cataltepe Plaji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hayrettin Pasa Camisi, then stroll through Ata Kayaliklari, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saatli Cami.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ayvalik sightseeing app.

Getting from Assos to Ayvalik by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Ayvalik, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burdur.

Things to do in Ayvalik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burdur

— 1 night
Burdur is a city southwestern Turkey and the seat of the Burdur Province of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Firdevs Bey Cami ve Bedesteni, contemplate the long history of Tasoda Konagi, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burdur Saat Kulesi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Burdur Lake Beach, then get curious at Doga Tarihi Muzesi, then see human ingenuity at work at Karacaoren Baraji, and finally pause for some photo ops at Burdur Anitlari.

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Getting from Ayvalik to Burdur by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ayvalik to Burdur is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Burdur when traveling from Ayvalik in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Burdur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Alanya

— 6 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Get some historical perspective at Side Antik Kenti and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Seleukia (Lybre). When in Alanya, make a side trip to see Q Spa & Wellness in Side, approximately Side away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Kizilkule, examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the natural beauty at Alanya Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alanya trip app.

You can drive from Burdur to Alanya in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Alanya

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Canakkale Province travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Battlefields · Monuments
Çanakkale Province straddles two continents, touching both Asia and Europe with its sandy shores. The province is home to many legends and abounds with historical and mythological tales. The harbors are crowded with colorful yachts and fishing boats, while quaint white plaster houses with terracotta-tiled roofs and portside cafes line the shores. Home to the archaeological site of Troy, the province was the site of the mythological Trojan War and exhibits the Trojan Horse from the 2004 movie. In the provincial capital city Çanakkale, narrow sloped streets lead to pastel-colored houses. The Mediterranean climate and seaside charm make this a good holiday retreat.

Balikesir Province travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Balıkesir Province is a province in midwestern Turkey, having coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Its adjacent provinces are Çanakkale to the west, İzmir to the southwest, Manisa to the south, Kütahya to the southeast, and Bursa to the east. The provincial capital is Balıkesir City. Most of the province lies in the Marmara Region except the southern parts of Bigadiç Edremit, Kepsut, İvrindi, Savaştepe and Sındırgı districts and ones of Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gömeç and Havran, that bound the Aegean Region.Kaz Dağı, known also as Mount Ida, is located in this province.Balıkesir province is famous for its olives, thermal spas, and clean beaches, making it an important tourist destination. The province also hosts immense deposits of kaolinite and borax, with some open-pit mines. The Kaz mountains are also threatened with the expansion of gold mining using cyanide which puts the villagers' lives, the agricultural economy, and tourism at risk.Sites of interestBalıkesir is home to a number of natural attractions, including Kuş Cenneti (bird sanctuary) National Park; the bays of Erdek, Bandırma, and Edremit; Ayvalık's coastal beaches; Şeytan Sofrası, Marmara Islands, Alibey (Cunda) Island; the Erdek and Gönen open-air museums; Pamukçu-Bengi, Balya Dağ, Hisar, Hisarköy (Asarköy), Karağaç (Uyuz), Kepekler hot springs, Dutluca Village mineral springs, and Zeytinli Ada hot springs and mineral water springs.

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Burdur Province travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Ruins · Caves
Burdur Province is a province of Turkey, located in the southwest and bordering Muğla and Antalya to the south, Denizli to the west, Afyon to the north, and Isparta to the east. It has an area of 6,887 km² and a population of 258,868. The provincial capital is Burdur city.Burdur is located in the Lakes Region of Turkey and has many lakes of various sizes, the largest of which, Burdur Lake, is named after the province. Salda Lake is the second largest lake in the province and is considered to be one of the cleanest lakes in the world.DistrictsBurdur province is divided into 11 districts (capital district in bold): AğlasunAltınyaylaBucakBurdurÇavdırÇeltikçiGölhisarKaramanlıKemerTefenniYeşilova

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Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.