20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 10 nights
2
Oludeniz
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Selcuk
— 6 nights

10
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 enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Gaziantep to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaziantep in July, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Oludeniz in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Oludeniz are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thencontemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

6
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). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at TCDD Tren Muzesi, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and look for gifts at Sultan Carpet and Kilim.

Plan trip to Selcuk with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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)

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