23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey planner

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Kusadasi
— 3 nights
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
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Dalaman
— 5 nights
Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Kusadasi

— 3 nights
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Ladies Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kusadasi to Selcuk to see Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kusadasi Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Uzun Plaj.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kusadasi holiday builder site.

Denver, USA to Kusadasi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Kusadasi hover around 76°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Yalikavak Marina and Castle of St. Peter make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Bodrum City with an excursion to Knidos in Datca--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, and delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online travel route builder.

Drive from Kusadasi to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kusadasi to Bodrum City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dalaman.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dalaman

— 5 nights
Dalaman is a district, as well as the central town of that district, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province.Dalaman Stream (Dalaman çayı) forms much of the western border of the district, where its neighbors are Köyceğiz and Ortaca districts. Kids will appreciate attractions like Belediye Hamami and Sarigerme Public Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Dalaman side-trips: Yuvarlak Cay (in Koycegiz) and AsI Koyu (in Ortaca). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarsala Koyu.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalaman holiday builder.

Drive from Bodrum City to Dalaman in 3 hours. Traveling from Bodrum City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dalaman, with lows of 57°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Goreme.

Things to do in Dalaman

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Red Valley, stroll through Uchisar Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Goreme tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalaman to Goreme. Traveling from Dalaman in May, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

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You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in May since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.