19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Ankara
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Konya
— 1 night
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Mersin
— 1 night
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Gaziantep
— 1 day
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Sanliurfa
— 1 night
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Adiyaman
— 1 night
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Malatya
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Kas
— 1 night
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Ayvalik
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Tekirdag
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 1 night
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Adapazari
— 1 night
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
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Bursa
— 1 night
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Duzce
— 1 night
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Ankara
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Kastamonu
— 1 day

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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ankara. July in Ankara sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will leave for Konya on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Parks

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Ataturk Aniti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amber Reis Camii, and then contemplate the long history of Mevlana Muzesi. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Konyanuma Panorama Museum, get curious at Konya Science Center, then admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi.

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You can take a train from Ankara to Konya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Konya, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Konya

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Mersin

— 1 night
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mersin road trip planner.

You can drive from Konya to Mersin in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Konya in July, expect Mersin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Gaziantep

— 1 day
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Gaziantep Castle, then examine the collection at Hamam Muzesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mevlevihane Vakif Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gaziantep day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mersin to Gaziantep takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mersin in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Gaziantep: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sanliurfa

— 1 night
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanliurfa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gaziantep to Sanliurfa in 2 hours. You'll set off for Adiyaman on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Adiyaman

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Severan Bridge.

Before you visit Adiyaman, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sanliurfa to Adiyaman in 2 hours. July in Adiyaman sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Malatya.

Things to do in Adiyaman

Historic Sites

Malatya

— 1 night
Malatya is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Armourer Mustafa Pasha Caravanserai and then admire the landmark architecture of Battalgazi Grand Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malatya trip planner.

You can drive from Adiyaman to Malatya in 2 hours. Traveling from Adiyaman in July, Malatya is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, then admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and then look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip app.

You can drive from Malatya to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Malatya in July, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manavgat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Goreme to Manavgat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect Manavgat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kas trip builder website.

You can drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Kas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the activities along Oludeniz.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for Selcuk on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 25th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Cittantica Ephesus Park, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then relax and rejuvenate at Selcuk hamam, and finally explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ayvalik.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Ayvalik

Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ayvalik road trip planning app.

Drive from Selcuk to Ayvalik in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk to Ayvalik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Ayvalik sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Ayvalik

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Gallipoli

— 1 night
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gallipoli National Park, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli trip planner.

Getting from Ayvalik to Gallipoli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ayvalik to Gallipoli, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tekirdag.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Tekirdag

— 1 night
Tekirdağ, is a city in Turkey. On the 28th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Tekira Alisveris Merkezi, then do a tasting at Barbare Vineyards, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orta Camii.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tekirdag tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Tekirdag takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tekirdag can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tekirdag

Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tekirdag to Istanbul in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Adapazari.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Adapazari

— 1 night
Adapazarı is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Sakarya Province. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Sakarya Park, explore the activities along Poyrazlar Golu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tozlu Cami, and finally walk around Kent Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adapazari trip builder site.

You can drive from Istanbul to Adapazari in 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Adapazari. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Adapazari

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi, and then walk around Kent Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir online itinerary planner.

Drive from Adapazari to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Bursa

— 1 night
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bursa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Eskisehir to Bursa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Eskisehir in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Bursa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duzce.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites

Duzce

— 1 night
Düzce is the capital city of Düzce Province is the eighty-first Province in Turkey. To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Duzce day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Duzce takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bursa in August, expect nights in Duzce to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. You'll set off for Ankara on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Duzce

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ankara

Heart of Turkey

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip maker app.

You can drive from Duzce to Ankara in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duzce in August, Ankara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Parks

Kastamonu

— 1 day
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasaba Koyu Mahmut Bey Camii and then step into the grandiose world of Kastamonu Kalesi.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kastamonu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ankara to Kastamonu takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites

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.