22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Manavgat
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Uzungol
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, look for gifts at Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary maker.

Algiers, Algeria to Selcuk is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

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Pamukkale

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 9th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale travel route app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

1
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Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 11th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oludeniz online trip builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Manavgat

Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, then boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, and then make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manavgat trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Manavgat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Manavgat sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Manavgat

Baths · Historic Sites · Spas

1
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Uzungol

Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sarikaya Yaylasi.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uzungol road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manavgat to Uzungol. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Uzungol

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

4
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Trabzon

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trabzon: Gumushane (Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki & Torul). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ickale Camii, steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hacka Yaylasi.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trabzon trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Uzungol to Trabzon takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trabzon in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online route planner.

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 September, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · 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.