26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 3 nights
Bus
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Kaymakli Underground City, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary builder.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Goreme is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Denpasar to Goreme. Traveling from Denpasar in June, plan for colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Konya

— 3 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mevlana Whirling Dervishes, Roof Bar- Dedeman Hotel and Esrefoglu Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and make a trip to Sille.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Konya holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Konya, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Manavgat.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Manavgat

— 2 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater and then admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall, make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, examine the collection at Side Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and finally ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manavgat route maker site.

You can take a bus from Konya to Manavgat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Konya in June: high temperatures in Manavgat hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kas

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cafe Barcelona, Deco Stop Bar and Kas Daily Boat Tours with Bermuda. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara (Patara Plajı & Patara Antik Kenti) and Xanthos Antik Kenti (in Kalkan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and take in the exciting artwork at LikyaArt.

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You can drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. June in Kas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town, Deep Blue Bar and Fethiye Port. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari, wander the streets of Old Town, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Deep Blue Bar. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, and then take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye trip maker app.

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selcuk.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You've added Ephesus Terrace Houses, Bibliotheque de Celsus, Heracles Gate, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and take a stroll through Sirince Koyu.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fethiye to Selcuk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izmir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Izmir

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes KEY Museum as well as Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, explore the ancient world of Agora Open Air Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu, and stroll around Konak Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Izmir in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect Izmir to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Istanbul

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Sultanahmet District and Historic Areas of Istanbul. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip tool.

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Izmir in July, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

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.