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
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Kas
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, then wander the streets of Istiklal Street, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Richmond, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Richmond to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Istanbul, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time 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), see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, look for gifts at Kibele Kale, then get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ankara Castle. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ankara trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in October, with highs in Ankara at 57°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uzumlu Kilise, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, see Off-Road Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in November: highs in Goreme hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to 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 get curious at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kaleici, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in November: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 71°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Antalya to Kas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Kas, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 your second day here, kick back and relax at Calis Beach, walk around Oludeniz, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and finally contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fethiye day trip planning website.

Getting from Kas to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at D-Marin Turgutreis. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then stroll through Bitez Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City vacation tool.

You can drive from Fethiye to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle, and finally hunt for treasures at Kuşadası Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kusadasi day trip website.

Getting from Bodrum City to Kusadasi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Kusadasi. When traveling from Bodrum City in November, plan for little chillier days in Kusadasi, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to 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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route builder tool.

Getting from Kusadasi to Istanbul by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kusadasi in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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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