17 days in Istanbul, Selcuk & Fethiye Itinerary

17 days in Istanbul, Selcuk & Fethiye Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Eskibag Plaji and Alman Koyu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Altinkemer Local Beach (in Karamursel) and Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Mosque and Complex, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

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If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Temple of Artemis. On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Fountain of Pollio, then explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, and then examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fethiye.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Saklikent Milli Parki. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Rock Tombes and Fethiye Kalesi. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip