22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey attractions planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
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Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour itinerary planning tool.

Cardiff, UK to Goreme is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cardiff to Goreme due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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 4th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sirince Koyu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selcuk vacation builder site.

Getting from Goreme to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in October: high temperatures in Selcuk hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 4 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and Castle of St. Peter will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Dilek National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Bodrum City's surroundings by going to Temple of Apollo (in Didim), Priene Antik Kenti (in Gullubahce) and Datca (Caria Silk & Knidos). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Mine Sanat Galerisi, go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, and buy something for everyone on your list at Avenue Bodrum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City attractions planning app.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in October since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 4 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kaunos and Fethiye Kalesi. Popular historic sites such as Marmaris Museum and Lycian Rock Tombs are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fethiye: Babadag (in Oludeniz) and Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery (in Icmeler). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Gravity Tandem Paragliding, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and Head underground at Mavi Magara.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fethiye tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Fethiye, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kas

— 3 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Nicholas and Myra Antik Kenti are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Kekova Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Kas to Patara to see Patara Antik Kenti about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fethiye to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Alanya

— 2 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Alanya Shipyard and then contemplate the long history of Phaselis. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then Head underground at Dim Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alanya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kas to Alanya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Antalya

— 4 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.
Visit Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Perge Ancient City for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Side Museum and Olympos Archeological Site. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Side (Ancient Theater, Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), &more), Cirali Beach (in Cirali) and Sillyon Antik kenti (in Serik). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate and examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antalya trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.