18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, then don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk travel site.

Newark, USA to Selcuk is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Selcuk is 8 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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night
Pamukkale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then walk around Pamukkale Natural Park, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pamukkale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4

2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by Fethiye Harbour, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fethiye trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Fethiye are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Dalyan Nehri ©
Water Body
Dalyan Nehri
4.3
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.4

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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 10th (Tue), tour the water at your own pace with Dennis Boat - Private or Daily Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, then stop by Mencilis Art Silver, and finally kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Transportation
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Tugra Art Gallery
4.7

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nights
Alanya

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule, don't miss a visit to Alanya Shipyard, go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, and finally walk around 100. Yil Ataturk Parki. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, then admire the sheer force of Dimcay, then stroll through Kleopatra Beach, and finally walk around Kedi Evi.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alanya journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Alanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Dim Cave ©
Cave
Dim Cave
4.3
Alanya Kalesi ©
Castle
Alanya Kalesi
4.4
Alanya Shipyard ©
Landmark
Alanya Shipyard
4.6

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Antalya

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins, explore the ancient world of Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antalya trip builder tool.

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antalya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Antalya Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
Antalya Muzesi
4.7

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Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 16th (Mon), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, then take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Urgup trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Urgup takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in September, things will get little chillier in Urgup: highs are around 33°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
World heritage site
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
4.8
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7

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Istanbul

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Chora Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, visit Sultanahmet District, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planner.

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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