21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Kemer
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Kemer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Kemer

— 2 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Bucht Von Adrasan and then identify plant and animal life at Adventure Forest. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimaera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach, and then head outdoors with Blue World Diving Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kemer trip itinerary website.

Karachi, Pakistan to Kemer is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Karachi to Kemer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Karachi in October; daily highs in Kemer reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with Fly Infinity - Tandem Paragliding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, and finally stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mavi Magara, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and then hike along The Lycian Way.

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Traveling by car from Kemer to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, then relax and float downstream with Arbat Travel Turizm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siteler Sirinyer Cami. Keep things going the next day: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, trek along Carian Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and finally stop by Simons Diamonds.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris day trip planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mor Plaj, see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji and then stroll through Yaliciftlik Sahili.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 2 nights
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 19th (Mon), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and then get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Selcuk, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Kocabag Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Uchisar Castle. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Taksim Square, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.