20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly:  3 h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Kekova
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Konya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Ortahisar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Darende
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Kahta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
12
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Munich

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Gallipoli

Gallipoli
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of BayraklI Baba Turbesi.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gallipoli travel route planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Gallipoli in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
BayraklI Baba Turbesi ©
BayraklI Baba Turbesi

2
nights
Selcuk

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.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then visit Karahayit.

Plan a Pamukkale trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
Karahayit ©
Karahayit

1
night
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fethiye Museum and then hike along The Lycian Way.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fethiye online journey planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Fethiye sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kekova.

Things to do in Fethiye

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fethiye Museum ©
Fethiye Museum

1
night
Kekova

Kekova
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sura Ancient City, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tasdibi Plaji, then explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Kekova.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kekova tour planner.

You can drive from Fethiye to Kekova in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Kekova

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Demre (Kale)

2
nights
Antalya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then kick back and relax at Mermerli Beach, and then admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Aspendos Bridge, then play a few rounds at Kaya Palazzo Golf Club, and then take in panoramic vistas at Antalya Saat Kulesi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planner.

You can drive from Kekova to Antalya in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Aspendos Bridge, Kaya Palazzo Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Aspendos Bridge ©
Aspendos Bridge
Kaya Palazzo Golf Club ©
Kaya Palazzo Golf Club

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yerkopru Selalesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii, steep yourself in history at Mevlana Muzesi, then wander the streets of Konya Kultur Sokagi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Serafettin Camii.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Konya attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Konya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in May, things will get slightly colder in Konya: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ortahisar.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Iplikci Camii
Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Serafettin Camii ©
Serafettin Camii
Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii

2
nights
Ortahisar

Ortahisar ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, and finally take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari, Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, and then step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ortahisar vacation maker site.

Getting from Konya to Ortahisar by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darende.

Things to do in Ortahisar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, Peri Bacalari
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi
Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi

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night
Darende

Darende ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Gunpinar Selalesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hasan Gazi Turbesi.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Darende tour planner.

Getting from Ortahisar to Darende by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Darende can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kahta.

Things to do in Darende

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi ©
Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi
Hasan Gazi Turbesi ©
Hasan Gazi Turbesi
Gunpinar Selalesi ©
Gunpinar Selalesi

1
night
Kahta

Kahta ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Arsemia Antik Kenti, then steep yourself in history at Karakus Tumulusu, then delve into the distant past at Kahta Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Yenikale Ruins.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kahta road trip website.

You can drive from Darende to Kahta in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Darende in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kahta, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kahta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karakus Tumulusu ©
Karakus Tumulusu
Kahta Castle ©
Kahta Castle
Yenikale Ruins ©
Yenikale Ruins

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
You've now added Gulhane Park to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and The Ecumenical Patriarchate. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Little Hagia Sophia. See even more of Istanbul: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalia Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Halic.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Kahta to Istanbul with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kahta in May: highs in Istanbul hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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