21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ankara
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, and finally explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kaleici, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya day trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Antalya by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, Antalya is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Manavgat
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls

3
nights
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

Guzelyurt ©
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, then Head underground at Selime Monastery, and then Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Yeraltı Şehri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Red Church, then stroll around HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki, and finally admire the striking features of Uzumlu Kilise.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Antalya to Guzelyurt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Derinkuyu
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery

3
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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of AnItkabir, admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip builder site .

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Ankara in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
AnItkabir ©
AnItkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

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