23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 1 day
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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
5
Kas
— 1 night
6
Fethiye
— 2 nights
7
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
8
Kusadasi
— 2 nights
9
Istanbul
— 6 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Richmond, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much hotter evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Richmond in October, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Architectural Building
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
4.7
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Neighborhood
Istiklal Street
3.6

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, stop by Kibele Kale, then get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ankara Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ankara trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in October, things will get little chillier in Ankara: highs are around 57°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)
4.4
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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
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Natural History Museum
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
4.6

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uzumlu Kilise, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ankara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7

2
nights
Antalya

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.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally engage your brain at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Kaleici, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Goreme to Antalya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Antalya is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Antalya Muzesi
4.7
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Neighborhood
Kaleici
4.6

1
night
Kas

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Big Pebble Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kas trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kas are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hike along The Lycian Way, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at Hotel Room Escape. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, then look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari, and finally steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fethiye online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Hiking Trail
The Lycian Way
4.9
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Room Escape Game
Hotel Room Escape
4.9

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 11th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach, and finally go for a stroll along the water at D-Marin Turgutreis. On the next day, examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City travel route planning tool.

Drive from Fethiye to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Bodrum City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Bitez Beach
3.3

2
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuşadası Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kusadasi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bodrum City to Kusadasi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bodrum City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kusadasi, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9
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Fountain
Trajan's Fountain
4.6

6
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

Explore Istanbul further: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Drive from Kusadasi to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kusadasi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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