22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux

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Selcuk

— 1 night
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 11th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, stop by Black Sheep Carpets, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, then look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally stop by Celsus Ceramic.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selcuk tour itinerary planner.

Bayeux, France to Selcuk is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bayeux to Selcuk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bayeux in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill, look for gifts at Ocean Jewellery, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa. On the next day, do a tasting at Vinbodrum, get some fabulous bargains at Moden Leather Shop, then look for gifts at Socrates, and finally browse for treasures at Etrim Halicilik.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City holiday planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, look for gifts at Istanbul watch center, Icmeler, stop by Ruby, then look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, and finally look for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, stop by My Silver Jewellery, then look for gifts at Topkapi Silver, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Noah Private Boat.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marmaris trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bodrum City in March since evenings lows in Marmaris dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Epoca Carpet, stop by Bazaar Anatolia, then stop by Desire Jewellery, and finally look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Old Orient Carpet and Kilim Bazaar, then stop by Soap Lady Oludeniz, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fethiye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Fethiye sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, stop by Mencilis Art Silver, explore the galleries of Atelier Thalia, then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, and finally look for gifts at Spa Marin Collection.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kas online route planner.

You can drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Antalya

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Antalya Muzesi and Side Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Perge Ancient City and Hadrian's Gate. Venture out of the city with trips to Carya Golf Club (in Belek), Side (Ancient Theater & Vespasianus Aniti) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). There's more to do: look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery and browse the range of quality goods at Balon Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Antalya online vacation planner.

Drive from Kas to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Antalya, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Head to Naile Art Gallery and Orient Bazaarfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in March, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 16°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesifor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.