17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Denizli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Buyukcekmece Sahili and Kisirkaya Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Life Beach, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, stroll through Suma Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Silivri Sahili.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denizli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

2
nights
Denizli

Denizli ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denizli trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Denizli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denizli when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Denizli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pamukkale
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Kas

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tersane Koyu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kekova Sound, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tasdibi Plaji. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, kick back and relax at Narr Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kas sightseeing website.

You can drive from Denizli to Kas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kas when traveling from Denizli in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Demre (Kale), Kaputas Beach, Tersane Koyu
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

1
night
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 25th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Spas

1
night
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 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Incekum, look for gifts at My Silver Jewellery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marmaris road trip planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler Beach
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Incekum ©
Incekum
My Silver Jewellery ©
My Silver Jewellery

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Torba Plaji, then stroll through Gun Batimi Plaji, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mor Plaj.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City road trip tool.

Drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gun Batimi Plaji, Mor Plaj, Torba Plaji
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Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji

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