22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kas
— 5 nights
Bus to Gocek, Fly to Sabiha Gokcen

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Izmir

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, then learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kent Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Urlice Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Usca Winery, and then do a tasting at Urla Winery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

Istanbul to Izmir is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in Izmir reach 20°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Usca Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Usca Winery
4.4
Kemeralti Market ©
Neighborhood
Kemeralti Market
3.8
Urlice Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Urlice Vineyards
2.8

2
nights
Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kaplankaya Winery, take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On your second day here, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamucak Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planning tool.

Getting from Izmir to Selcuk by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in October: highs in Selcuk hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sirince Koyu ©
Neighborhood
Sirince Koyu
3.6

2
nights
Bodrum City

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Vinbodrum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaliciftlik Sahili, and then boost your wellbeing at Historic Bardakci Hammam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Moden Leather Shop, kick back and relax at Torba Plaji, and then get outside with Barakuda Bodrum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Bodrum City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vinbodrum ©
Winery / Vineyard
Vinbodrum
4.7
Moden Leather Shop ©
Factory Outlet
Moden Leather Shop
4.4

2
nights
Pamukkale

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at kirmizi su, then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.3

3
nights
Marmaris

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arbat Travel Turizm and Icmeler Beach. Relax by the water at Marmaris Beach and Oren PlajI. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Sedir Island, stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, and wander the streets of Datca Peninsula.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Arbat Travel Turizm ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Arbat Travel Turizm
4.9
©
Spa
Spas
4.8

3
nights
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath and Kumburnu Plaji. Take a break from the city and head to Oludeniz PlajI and Blue Lagoon. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with Fly Infinity - Tandem Paragliding, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, head outdoors with Suncity Beach Club, and test your problem-solving skills at Hotel Room Escape.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Visiting The Lycian Way and Calis Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Sulungur Golu. Venture out of the city with trips to Istuzu Beach (in Ortaca) and Dalyan (Dalyan Cami & Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye route planning website.

Fethiye is very close to Oludeniz. In October, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Lycian Way
Must see
The Lycian Way
4.9
Gizlikent Selalesi ©
Waterfall
Gizlikent Selalesi
4.5
©
Spa
Spas
4.4

5
nights
Kas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kekova Sound and Big Pebble Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kaputas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Patara (Patara Plajı, Arch of Triumph, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Small Pebble Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Kas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kekova Sound ©
Must see
Kekova Sound
4.6

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