23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Edirne
— 1 night
Drive
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Canakkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Izmir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sirince
— 1 night
Drive
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Gumbet
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
8
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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5
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Istanbul

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

1
night
Edirne

Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

1
night
Canakkale

A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Troy (Truva), take in the exciting artwork at Rhapsodos Mozaik, hunt for treasures at Aynali Carsi, then brush up on your military savvy at Canakkale Naval Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Canakkale Truva Heykeli.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canakkale trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edirne to Canakkale in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Canakkale

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

2
nights
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.
Step out of Izmir to go to Gumuldur and see Yali Castle Aquapark, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and visit Alsancak.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Izmir trip planner.

Drive from Canakkale to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canakkale in August; daily highs in Izmir reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Sirince

On the 12th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and finally don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and finally visit Sirince Koyu.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirince trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Izmir to Sirince in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Sirince hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gumbet.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Gumbet

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, browse the exhibits of Castle of St. Peter, then steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gumbet tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sirince to Gumbet by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Gumbet

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
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 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Gumbet to Pamukkale by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Antalya

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, wander the streets of Kaleici, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antalya tour planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Parks

1
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Konya

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Konya road trip app.

Drive from Antalya to Konya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Antalya in August, with highs in Konya at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Urgup.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Urgup, Cappadocia

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.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Urgup online attractions planner.

Getting from Konya to Urgup by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Urgup sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.

Bodrum District travel guide

3.4
Beaches · Nightlife · Castles
St.-Tropez of Turkey
Elegant Bodrum is a district and port city, watched over by its 15th-century seaside castle and is home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Formerly a simple fishing village, the town flourished after writer Kabaağaçlı put the city on the map: exiled here in 1925, he adopted the pen name, "The Fisherman of Halicarnassus"--an allusion to the city's name in aniquity. Today this seaside vacation spot charms visitors with a glittering marina, flower-filled cafes, palm-lined promenades, and a host of seafood restaurants. The serene simplicity that caught Kabaağaçlı's eye has since attracted other artists, giving Bodrum a sophistication that sets it apart from other coastal towns.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.7
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.