22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Bus
5
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
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Ankara

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Akkopru of Ankara, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, then admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kugulu Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ankara trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Ankara is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ankara, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Kaymakli are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Zelve Open Air Museum and Red Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise & Kaymakli Underground City). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, get outside with Royal Balloon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in October, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Side Museum. Get some cultural insight at Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Kizilkule. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manavgat: Alanya (Alanya Kalesi, Alarahan, &more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Dickman Textile and explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manavgat road trip planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Manavgat in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in November: high temperatures in Manavgat hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Cirali Beach and Moon Light Parki for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olympos Ruins and TerraCity. When in Antalya, make a side trip to see Phaselis in Tekirova, approximately Tekirova away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and engage your brain at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 4 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tlos and Ancient Rock Tombes. Popular historic sites such as Lycian Rock Tombs and Fethiye Kalesi are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Babadag (in Oludeniz), Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara) and Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop (in Dalyan). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, capture your vacation like a pro with Fly Infinity - Tandem Paragliding, take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye road trip tool.

Getting from Antalya to Fethiye by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Fethiye are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Turunc Pazari.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Icmeler trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Fethiye to Icmeler in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fethiye in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Icmeler. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 3 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and Zeki Muren Arts Museum. Castle of St. Peter and Myndos Gate will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Mine Sanat Galerisi, step into the grandiose world of Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Turgutreis Bazaar.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip planning website.

You can drive from Icmeler to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.