21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 10 nights
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
3
Antalya
— 1 night
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
5
Mugla
— 2 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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stop by Ortakoy, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

5
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Go for a jaunt from Urgup to Derinkuyu to see Kaymakli Underground City about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup trip planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Urgup are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Kalesi, Guray Museum
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Ters Ev, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, thentake a stroll through Kaleici, and finally explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Urgup to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Urgup in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Antalya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mugla.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

2
nights
Mugla

Mugla ©
Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Green House Beach, explore the activities along Azmak Nehri, and then contemplate the long history of Serefliler Evi. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mugla Museum, delve into the distant past at Stratonikeia Ancient City, and then explore the ancient world of Stratonikeia Antik Kenti.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mugla itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Mugla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mugla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stratonikeia Ancient City, Azmak Nehri
Highlights from your plan
Stratonikeia Antik Kenti ©
Stratonikeia Antik Kenti
Mugla Museum ©
Mugla Museum
Stratonikeia Ancient City ©
Stratonikeia Ancient City

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