16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
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Icmeler
— 1 night
Fly
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cirali
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, then contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City trip itinerary builder app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bodrum City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, expect Bodrum City to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 2nd (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, then stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, and then stroll through Icmeler Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Icmeler tour planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Ankara.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ankara

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Kugulu Park, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Akkopru of Ankara, examine the collection at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ankara route planner.

Traveling by flight from Icmeler to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Icmeler in April, things will get little chillier in Ankara: highs are around 14°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Valley and Guray Museum. Visiting Love Valley and Zemi Valley will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goreme road trip planning website.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in April, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gaziantep

— 2 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Kendirli Gazi Kultur Merkezi, see the interesting displays at Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi, then browse the exhibits of Zeugma Mosaic Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Gaziantep Gezegenevi ve Bilim Merkezi, then steep yourself in history at Tarihi Millet Hani, and then look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Gaziantep day trip planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Gaziantep in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gaziantep are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Antalya

— 4 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Perge Ancient City. Museum-lovers will get to explore Side Museum and Antalya Muzesi. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Ancient Theater (in Side) and Belek (The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club & Carya Golf Club). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Konyaalti Beach, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls.

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Traveling by flight from Gaziantep to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaziantep in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cirali.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cirali

— 2 nights
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Olympos Archeological Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Chimaera, and then kick back and relax at Cirali Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cirali trip planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Cirali in 1.5 hours. In April in Cirali, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.