17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 1 night
4
Cesme
— 1 night
5
Selcuk
— 1 night
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
7
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
8
Fethiye
— 2 nights
9
Antalya
— 2 nights

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Toulouse, France to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toulouse to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Toulouse in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Urgup day trip planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Urgup: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

Guzelyurt ©
On the 28th (Wed), appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery, and then Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yeraltı Şehri, contemplate the long history of Sivisli Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilise Camii, and finally contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guzelyurt travel route planner.

You can drive from Urgup to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cesme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery

1
night
Cesme

Cesme
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cesme visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guzelyurt to Cesme. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guzelyurt to Cesme due to the time zone difference. August in Cesme sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Selcuk on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John, and finally steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Selcuk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Selcuk. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cesme in August: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
nights
Bodrum City

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter, then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Dalyan (Iztuzu Beach 2 & Dalyan Cami). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, and explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planning app.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Fethiye when traveling from Bodrum City in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Dalyan
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Antalya trip simple and quick.

Drive from Fethiye to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Antalya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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