22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Selcuk
— 6 nights
2
Palamutbuku
— 1 night
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
5
Istanbul
— 11 nights

6
nights
Selcuk

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.
Head to Sultan Carpet and Kilim and Fusion Outlet Centerfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient City of Ephesus and Isa Bey Mosque. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and step into the grandiose world of Keci Kalesi.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk journey planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Selcuk is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Selcuk hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palamutbuku.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

1
night
Palamutbuku

Palamutbuku ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palamutbükü Plajı and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akvaryum PlajI.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Palamutbuku trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Selcuk to Palamutbuku in 4 hours. In July in Palamutbuku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Palamutbuku

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Palamutbükü Plajı ©
Palamutbükü Plajı

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 24th (Fri), stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz trip planner.

Drive from Palamutbuku to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Palamutbuku in July, expect Oludeniz to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Anadolu el Sanatlari
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Pamukkale

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 25th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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Balloon Rides
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

11
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Visit Buyukcekmece Sahili and Silivri Sahili for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, and visit Taksim Square.

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Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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