24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Kirikkale
— 1 night
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
4
Alanya
— 2 nights
5
Fethiye
— 3 nights
6
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
7
Pamukkale
— 1 night
8
Selcuk
— 2 nights
9
Canakkale
— 2 nights
10
Bursa
— 1 night
11
Istanbul
— 2 nights

4
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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kirikkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Kirikkale

Kirikkale ©
Kırıkkale is the capital of the Kırıkkale Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur Camii and then walk around Celal Bayar Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kirikkale driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Kirikkale with the Route module. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Kirikkale, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Kirikkale

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Celal Bayar Park ©
Celal Bayar Park
Nur Camii ©
Nur Camii

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel route site.

You can drive from Kirikkale to Goreme in 3 hours. In June in Goreme, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Naile Art Gallery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

2
nights
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Hamaxia, explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, and then steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alanya planning website.

You can drive from Goreme to Alanya in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Phaselis
Highlights from your plan
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi

3
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip planner.

Drive from Alanya to Fethiye in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Fethiye are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iztuzu Beach 2
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Old Town ©
Old Town
Downtown Fethiye ©
Downtown Fethiye

2
nights
Bodrum City

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City trip app.

Getting from Fethiye to Bodrum City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina

1
night
Pamukkale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

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Drive from Bodrum City to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and then cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canakkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

2
nights
Canakkale

Canakkale
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the history at Gallipoli National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and then appreciate the history behind Canakkale Truva Heykeli.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Canakkale online travel route planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Canakkale in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Canakkale: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Gallipoli, Gallipoli Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove

1
night
Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 16th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Tombs of Osman and Orhan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, and finally admire the striking features of Ulu Cami.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bursa road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Canakkale to Bursa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bursa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, then explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Istiklal Street.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul holiday builder app.

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square
Bosphorus Strait ©
Bosphorus Strait
Galata Koprusu ©
Galata Koprusu

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