16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Mersin
— 2 nights
2
Konya
— 4 nights
3
Izmir
— 5 nights
4
Ankara
— 3 nights

2
nights
Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Explore hidden gems such as Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri and Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Girls Castle and Adamkayalar. Go for a jaunt from Mersin to Adana to see Kapikaya Canyon about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Soli - Pompeipolis Antik Kenti and admire the landmark architecture of Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mersin trip maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mersin is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for warmer days in Mersin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Mersin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Soli - Pompeipolis Antik Kenti, Adamkayalar, Kapikaya Canyon, Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque), Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri
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Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri ©
Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri
Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) ©
Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque ©
Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque

4
nights
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque and Esrefoglu Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Çatalhöyük and Selimiye Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Konya side-trips: Eflatunpinar Hitit Su Aniti (in Beysehir) and Nasreddin Hoca Turbesi (in Aksehir). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, steep yourself in history at 2. KIlIcarslan Kosku, and get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Konya trip maker.

Getting from Mersin to Konya by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mersin in June: high temperatures in Konya hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Beysehir, Nasreddin Hoca Turbesi, Çatalhöyük
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Esrefoglu Mosque ©
Esrefoglu Mosque

5
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isa Bey Mosque and Trajan's Fountain. Popular historic sites such as Ancient City of Ephesus and Temple of Hadrian are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmir: Selcuk (Cittantica Ephesus Park, Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), &more) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yali Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Konya to Izmir by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Konya in July, expect Izmir to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Selcuk, Magnesia Antik Kenti
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian
Isa Bey Mosque ©
Isa Bey Mosque

3
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eymir Lake and Pink Pavilion. Popular historic sites such as Hamamonu Restored Area and Pirinc Han are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: walk around Ahlatlibel Tesisleri Parki, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, and see the interesting displays at Gokyay Chess Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary app.

Fly from Izmir to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect much warmer evenings in Ankara when traveling from Izmir in July, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Pink Pavilion ©
Pink Pavilion
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi ©
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi

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