22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  15 h
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
2
Goreme
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
9
Istanbul
— 1 day
Fly:  15 h
End: Hong Kong

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.
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

Make your Istanbul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Hong Kong, China to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 26°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

3
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
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 is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, don't miss a visit to Avanos Oren Yeri, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme journey planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos Oren Yeri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Kaleici, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antalya Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Goreme in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

2
nights
Kas

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kekova Sound. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas trip tool .

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Kas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kekova Sound
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Caunos Tombs of the Kings (in Marmaris), Dalyan (Iztuzu Beach 2 & Dalyan Cami) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Calis Beach, stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye holiday builder .

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Dalyan, Caunos Tombs of the Kings, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Babadag ©
Babadag
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale road trip app .

You can drive from Fethiye to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum City is known for historic sites, museums, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City road trip website .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yalikavak Marina, Yahsi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Zeki Muren Arts Museum ©
Zeki Muren Arts Museum

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Selcuk, with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Istanbul on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

1
day
Istanbul

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): soak in style at Turkish baths and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Baths Spas
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Turkish Baths

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