18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Kemer
— 1 day
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dalaman
— 1 night
Drive
5
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
6
Datca
— 1 night
Drive
7
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
8
Didim
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kusadasi
— 1 night
Drive
10
Urla
— 1 night
Drive
11
Cesme
— 1 night
Drive
12
Foca
— 1 night
Drive
13
Ayvalik
— 1 night
Drive
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Eceabat
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Kemer

— 1 day
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

Discover how to plan a Kemer trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Kemer is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kemer due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: high temperatures in Kemer hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Kemer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir, delve into the distant past at Hellenistic Theatre, then look for gifts at Mencilis Art Silver, then fly like a bird with Fly Lycia Paragliding, and finally don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kemer to Kas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Kas are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping

Fethiye

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath and then stroll through The Lycian Way.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fethiye online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fethiye are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dalaman.

Things to do in Fethiye

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Dalaman

— 1 night
Dalaman is a district, as well as the central town of that district, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province.Dalaman Stream (Dalaman çayı) forms much of the western border of the district, where its neighbors are Köyceğiz and Ortaca districts. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): gain a rich perspective with Sarigerme Tours.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Dalaman tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fethiye to Dalaman in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Dalaman can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Dalaman

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
On the 6th (Thu), look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, let the river carry you with Arbat Travel Agency, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Marmaris day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dalaman to Marmaris takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Marmaris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Datca.

Things to do in Marmaris

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Datca

— 1 night
Datça is a district of Muğla Province in south-west Turkey, and the center town of the district. On the 7th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Datca Vineyard & Winery, then experience rural life at Kocamaar Ciftligi, then take a tour by water with Denizruzgari Yatcilik, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Oda Sanat Art Boutique.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Datca using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Datca takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marmaris in May since evenings lows in Datca dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Datca

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center, and then stop by Ocean Jewellery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Datca to Bodrum City in 1.5 hours. In May in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Didim.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Tours · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Didim

— 1 night
Didim is a small town, popular seaside holiday resort, and district of Aydın Province on the Aegean coast of western Turkey, 123km from the provincial capital city of Aydın. On the 9th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Cafe Olive, then take an in-depth tour of Milet Muzesi, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Didim road trip tool.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Didim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Didim sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Didim

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kusadasi

— 1 night
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kusadasi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Didim to Kusadasi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Didim to Kusadasi is minus 1 hour. May in Kusadasi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Urla.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Urla

— 1 night
Urla is a town and the center of the district of the same name in İzmir Province, in Turkey. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Ankara Universitesi Mustafa Koc Deniz Arkeoloji Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi, and then take in the waterfront activity at Urla Marina.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Urla trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kusadasi to Urla by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Urla. When traveling from Kusadasi in May, plan for slightly colder days in Urla, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Urla

Museums · Parks

Cesme

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a tour by water with Derin Doga Dive Center, then examine the collection at Cesme Museum, and then do a tasting at Gemici Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cesme trip planner.

Getting from Urla to Cesme by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Urla to Cesme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Urla in May: highs in Cesme hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Foca.

Things to do in Cesme

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Foca

— 1 night
Foça is a town and district in Turkey's İzmir Province, on the Aegean coast.The town of Foça is situated at about 69km northwest of İzmir's city center. On the 13th (Thu), head outdoors with Voodoo Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Foca Dive Center, and then relax and rejuvenate at Eski Foca Belediye Sehir Hamami.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Foca takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cesme to Foca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cesme, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Foca, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ayvalik.

Things to do in Foca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Ayvalik

— 1 night
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hayrettin Pasa Camisi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ayvalik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Foca to Ayvalik takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Foca in May, expect nights in Ayvalik to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eceabat.

Things to do in Ayvalik

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Eceabat

— 1 night
Eceabat, formerly Maydos ('''Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey, located on the eastern shore of the Gelibolu Peninsula, on the Dardanelles Strait. On the 15th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eceabat trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ayvalik to Eceabat by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. In May in Eceabat, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Eceabat

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Istanbul

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Eceabat to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Canakkale Province travel guide

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Battlefields · Beaches · Monuments
Çanakkale Province straddles two continents, touching both Asia and Europe with its sandy shores. The province is home to many legends and abounds with historical and mythological tales. The harbors are crowded with colorful yachts and fishing boats, while quaint white plaster houses with terracotta-tiled roofs and portside cafes line the shores. Home to the archaeological site of Troy, the province was the site of the mythological Trojan War and exhibits the Trojan Horse from the 2004 movie. In the provincial capital city Çanakkale, narrow sloped streets lead to pastel-colored houses. The Mediterranean climate and seaside charm make this a good holiday retreat.