21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Selcuk
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Kahta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Darende
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
7
Ortahisar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Konya
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8 h
9
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Berlin

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.
Visit Phaselis and Ancient Theater for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antalya Muzesi and Hadrian's Gate. Step out of Antalya with an excursion to Aspendos Ruins and Theater in Serik--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya journey builder website.

Berlin, Germany to Antalya is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Antalya, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ancient Theater, Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Phaselis
Highlights from your plan
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

4
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Babadag and Dalyan Nehri. Step out of the city life by going to Kaputas Beach and Oludeniz. Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Caunos Tombs of the Kings (in Marmaris) and Kaunos (in Dalyan). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calis Beach, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, and stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fethiye tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Fethiye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Fethiye sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marmaris, Kaputas Beach, Kaunos, Babadag
Highlights from your plan
Babadag ©
Babadag
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

1
night
Pamukkale

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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fethiye to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, and finally wander the streets of Sirince Koyu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kahta.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Kahta

Kahta
To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kahta holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Selcuk to Kahta with the Route module. May in Kahta sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Darende on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Kahta

Historic Sites

few
hours
Darende

Darende
For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Darende journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kahta to Darende takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kahta in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Darende, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Ortahisar on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Darende

Historic Sites Nature Parks

2
nights
Ortahisar

Ortahisar ©
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ortahisar trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Darende to Ortahisar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Ortahisar

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar
Highlights from your plan
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Konya day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ortahisar to Konya in 3 hours. In May in Konya, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii

1
night
Gallipoli

Gallipoli
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Konya to Gallipoli. Traveling from Konya in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Gallipoli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey builder app.

Drive from Gallipoli to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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