15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Antalya
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Goynuk Canyon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally stroll through Mermerli Beach.

Plan my day in Antalya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Doha, Qatar to Antalya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha in June, you will find days in Antalya are colder (36°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

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 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akçagerme plajı, kick back and relax at Hidayet koyu, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for gifts at LikyaArt, and finally make a trip to Lions Tomb. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Big Pebble Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kas trip planning website.

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kas, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
On the 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then wander the streets of Old Town, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stroll through Oludeniz PlajI. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, then admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at BelcekIz PlajI.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz trip maker.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Turunc Sahil, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Amos Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Marmaris trip planning website.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Marmaris sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 8th (Thu), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, then stop by Sirince Koyu, then kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

Plan my trip to Selcuk with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Balloon and Zemi Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Love Valley and Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, head off-road at local off-road trails, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the stunning scenery at Peri Bacalari.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect Goreme to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Motif Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eminonu Square and Serefiye Sarnici. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and stop by Ortakoy.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary builder.

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 July, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.