16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Antalya
1
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Antalya

2
nights
Antalya

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Cirali Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olympos Ruins and Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Phaselis (in Tekirova) and Ancient Theater (in Side). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, and steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Antalya day trip tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Antalya. In June, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kemer, Cirali Beach, Ancient Theater, Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Olympos Ruins
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

2
nights
Alanya

Alanya ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the sheer force of Dimcay, then Head underground at Dim Cave, then brush up on your military savvy at Red Tower, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Alanya Gardens, make a trip to Alanya Shipyard, then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then Head underground at Damlatas Caves, and finally make a trip to Sarapsa Han Kervansarayi.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alanya trip maker .

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave
Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Damlatas Caves ©
Damlatas Caves

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kekova Sound. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti, then explore the ancient world of Patara Antik Kenti, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kas trip planning app .

You can drive from Alanya to Kas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kekova Sound, Xanthos Antik Kenti, Patara Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patara Antik Kenti ©
Patara Antik Kenti
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi, wander the streets of Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Spas
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, stroll through Icmeler Beach, then look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, and finally explore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, then hunt for treasures at Turunc Pazari, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris vacation maker tool .

Drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Icmeler, Turunc Pazari
Highlights from your plan
Marmaris Museum ©
Marmaris Museum
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 25th (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City trip planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bodrum City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
Highlights from your plan
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and finally make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA. Keep things going the next day: stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip maker site .

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Selcuk, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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nights
Goreme

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ihlara Valley and Kaymakli Underground City. Do some cultural sightseeing at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Uchisar Castle. There's much more to do: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, see Off-Road Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in June; daily highs in Goreme reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Cavusin Seramik, Ihlara Valley, Uchisar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

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