19 days in Turkey & Rhodes Itinerary

19 days in Turkey & Rhodes Itinerary

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19 days in Turkey & Rhodes Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
bus:  9​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Fethiye, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Faliraki, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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 duringĀ Roman times.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Naile Art Gallery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

4
nights
Oludeniz, Turkey

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Explore Oludeniz's surroundings by going to Caunos Tombs of the Kings (in Marmaris) and Kaunos (in Dalyan). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, walk around Kidrak Natural Park, cool off at Oludeniz Waterworld Aquapark, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz travel site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Goreme to Oludeniz in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Oludeniz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaunos, Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Babadag ©
Babadag
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

2
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

1
night
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz and then explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fethiye journey maker .

Getting from Selcuk to Fethiye by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you will find days in Fethiye are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Fethiye

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

2
nights
Faliraki, Greece

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Explore Faliraki's surroundings by going to Lindos Beach (in Lindos), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach, cool off at Water Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Quinn Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Faliraki trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fethiye to Faliraki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fethiye to Faliraki is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fethiye in August since evenings lows in Faliraki dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Lindos Beach, Valley of the Butterflies
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Valley of the Butterflies ©
Valley of the Butterflies

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