18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Egirdir
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Egirdir
— 1 night
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 1 night
Drive
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Konya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Adana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amasya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly

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Egirdir

— 1 night
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Egirdir online trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Egirdir is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Egirdir due to the time zone difference. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Kas.

Things to do in Egirdir

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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.
On the 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Big Pebble Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Egirdir to Kas in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Kemer

— 2 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
On the 27th (Tue), wander the streets of Kaleici and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, then steep yourself in history at Phaselis, and then appreciate the history behind Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kemer trip tool.

Drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Kemer

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Alanya

— 1 night
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, Head underground at Damlatas Caves, then explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, and finally contemplate the long history of Hamaxia.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alanya trip planner.

You can drive from Kemer to Alanya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Konya

— 3 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Konya is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Mevlana Muzesi, take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Sille.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Konya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Konya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Konya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Adana

— 2 nights
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. On the 2nd (Mon), walk around Adana Merkez Park, snap pictures at Tas Kopru, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabanci Merkez Camii, and finally look for gifts at Art Jophiel. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Makam-i Danyal Camii (Tomb of Daniel), admire the sheer force of Tarsus Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkasik Bedesteni.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Adana online attractions planner.

Drive from Konya to Adana in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Konya in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Adana: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Gaziantep

— 2 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Ali Ihsan Gogus Muzesi ve Gaziantep Arastirmalari Merkezi, then get to know the resident critters at Gaziantep Zoo, and finally hunt for treasures at Elmaci Pazari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stop by Bakircilar Carsisi, then examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, then step into the grandiose world of Gaziantep Castle, and finally explore the galleries of Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gaziantep online journey builder.

Getting from Adana to Gaziantep by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Adana in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Gaziantep. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Amasya

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Amasya Kalesi, then delve into the distant past at King Rock Tombs, then see the interesting displays at Sehzadeler Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferhat Water Channel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Boraboy Golu Tabiat Parki, examine the collection at Sabuncuoglu TIp ve Cerrahi Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Amaasya Museum of Archeology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amasya tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Amasya takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gaziantep in August, with highs in Amasya at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasya

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Safranbolu

— 2 nights
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit Safranbolu Eski Carsi, get great views at Hidirlik Tepesi Safranbolu, and then see the interesting displays at Kaymakamlar Muze. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Bulak Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kristal Teras, then take in the views from Incekaya Su Kemeri, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoruk Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu trip planner.

Drive from Amasya to Safranbolu in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Amasya, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Safranbolu, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Istanbul

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Safranbolu to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.