18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Marmaris
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Marmaris

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan and then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

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Hammamet, Tunisia to Marmaris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hammamet to Marmaris. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Go for a jaunt from Fethiye to Oludeniz to see Babadag about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Saklikent Milli Parki. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and walk around Oludeniz.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fethiye day trip planning website.

Drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kas

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Fethiye to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Selcuk

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum and then cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk day trip planning site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goreme online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 4 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip tool.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.