20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antalya
— 3 nights
2
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
3
Ankara
— 2 nights
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul
— 8 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient Theater and Perge Ancient City. Discover out-of-the-way places like Antalya Muzesi and Temple of Apollo. Step out of Antalya to go to Manavgat and see Manavgat Mosque, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, take a stroll through Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip builder website.

London, UK to Antalya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Antalya reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Patara Plajı. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oludeniz: Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye), Bazaar Anatolia (in Gocek) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saklikent Milli Parki, Bazaar Anatolia, Iztuzu Beach 2, Patara Plajı
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Spas
Babadag ©
Babadag

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, thensee the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Oludeniz to Ankara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ankara: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites
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Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii) ©
Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii)

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uchisar Castle and Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip app.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in June: highs in Goreme hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Guray Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Sultanahmet Square.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip 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 June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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