20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Alanya
— 1 night
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Trabzon
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights

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Alanya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): Head underground at Dim Cave.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Alanya is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Beirut to Alanya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Kizilkule ©
Kizilkule

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki and then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon trip maker.

Fly from Alanya to Trabzon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Trabzon

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum

4
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Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Goreme National Park. Visiting Balloon Rides and Lucky Horse Ranch will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, stop by Alaturca Taner, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online vacation planner.

Fly from Trabzon to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trabzon in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Istanbul

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bentler Tabiat Parki and Dalia Beach. Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©

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 13th (Fri): stroll through Gun Batimi Plaji and then look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Yaliciftlik Sahili, then learn about winemaking at Vinbodrum, and then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bodrum City holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Bodrum City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Bodrum City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Vinbodrum ©
Vinbodrum

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Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Turunc Sahil. Step out of the city life by going to Icmeler Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Marmaris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds

1
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Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
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 18th (Wed), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Oludeniz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Atelier Thalia and then take a tour by water with Flora Gullet Boat.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kas vacation planning app.

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Atelier Thalia ©
Atelier Thalia

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