27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

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Tbilisi, Georgia to Goreme is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time (GET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in July, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, then boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, then examine the collection at Side Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vespasianus Aniti, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Side Azura Dive Center.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manavgat online road trip planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Manavgat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in July: high temperatures in Manavgat hover around 41°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Baths

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Kekova (Tersane Koyu, Island of Kekova, &more) and Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Kaputas Beach, explore the activities along Kalekoy Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Kas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Kas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 3 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Azmak Nehri (in Akyaka). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, head outdoors with Mar, stroll through Icmeler Beach, and take a stroll through Datca Peninsula.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marmaris trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 29th (Thu), take a tour by water with Aquapro Dive Center, explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, then stop by Gallery Mustafa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in July, Bodrum City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale day trip planning website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Istanbul

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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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.