22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 6 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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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.
Visiting Konyaalti Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Termessos Ruins and Antalya Muzesi. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Turkish Baths (in Kemer), Belek (The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club & Carya Golf Club) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and explore the ancient world of Olympos Ruins.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antalya day trip tool.

Bucharest, Romania to Antalya is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Antalya due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in December, plan for much hotter days in Antalya, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

2
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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 18th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Prestige VIP Hamam Spa, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and finally delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manavgat tour site.

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Manavgat are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fethiye.

Things to do in Manavgat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trip

4
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Xanthos Antik Kenti. Escape the urban bustle at Kekova Island and Babadag. Get out of town with these interesting Fethiye side-trips: Dalyan Nehri (in Marmaris) and Dalyan (Kaunos & Lycian Rock Tombs). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip planner.

You can take a bus from Manavgat to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Fethiye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Icmeler

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Turunc Pazari, step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, and then kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Icmeler day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Icmeler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fethiye to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fethiye in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Icmeler, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

2
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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 26th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, then admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), then see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankara road trip tool.

You can fly from Icmeler to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Ankara due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Icmeler in December, expect nights in Ankara to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Visiting Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Zelve Open Air Museum and Kaymakli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise & HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Pasabag.

Discover how to plan a Goreme trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.