18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Olympos
— 1 night
4
Kas
— 1 night
5
Fethiye
— 2 nights
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
7
Bodrum City
— 1 night
8
Selcuk
— 3 nights
9
Cesme
— 1 night

3
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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary maker app.

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. Traveling from Toulouse in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

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

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme holiday builder site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympos.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner, Peri Bacalari, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

1
night
Olympos

Olympos ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Olympos Ruins and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karaoz Sahili.

Find out how to plan Olympos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Goreme to Olympos by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Olympos when traveling from Goreme in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Olympos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Karaoz Sahili
Highlights from your plan
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kas online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympos to Kas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Olympos in August; daily highs in Kas reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, stroll around Oludeniz, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Lycian Way.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Oludeniz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Laodikeia
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum and then contemplate the long history of Castle of St. Peter.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Zeki Muren Arts Museum ©
Zeki Muren Arts Museum

3
nights
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a trip to Curetes Street, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online itinerary builder.

Getting from Bodrum City to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Selcuk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

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.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cesme trip builder app.

You can drive from Selcuk to Cesme in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Cesme. When traveling from Selcuk in September, plan for little chillier days in Cesme, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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