22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
2
Rize
— 2 nights
3
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
5
Kas
— 2 nights
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights

9
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rize.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the views at Hemsin Organik Vadisi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Rize Kalesi.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Rize road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Rize. In July, daytime highs in Rize are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Rize

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rize Kalesi ©
Rize Kalesi

4
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
When in Urgup, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Urgup travel tool.

Explore your travel options from Rize to Urgup with the Route module. When traveling from Rize in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Urgup: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Goreme, Peri Bacalari, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uchisar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, stroll around Oludeniz, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way, thentake in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Urgup to Oludeniz in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Oludeniz when traveling from Urgup in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Sunken City Ruins of Simena, thenstep off the mainland to explore Island of Kekova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kekova Sound.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kas online route builder.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Kas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kekova, Kekova Sound, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Kaputas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, thenexplore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip maker site.

Drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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