20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
2
Selcuk
— 7 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, examine the collection at TCDD Tren Muzesi, and stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Selcuk road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thensteep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale tour planning app.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

1
night
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, thenstroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

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