19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Bus
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Medan, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Turkey Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medan in June: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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.
Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip builder.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Goreme. You'll set off for Antalya on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Antalya

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in June; daily highs in Antalya reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Ancient Rock Tombes are in your itinerary. Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop and Dalyan Cami are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Fethiye, make a side trip to see Iztuzu Beach 2 in Dalyan, approximately Dalyan away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Fethiye visit site.

You can take a bus from Antalya to Fethiye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 28th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then visit Karahayit.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Fethiye to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Socrates, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally kick back and relax at Bitez Beach. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Midtown Shopping Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online trip maker.

Getting from Pamukkale to Bodrum City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Bodrum City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Visit KIz Kulesi and Sinan Pasa Turbesi for their historical value. On the 4th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. See some other sides of Istanbul: explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and admire the landmark architecture of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel website.

Traveling by flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in July, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.