29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Edirne

— 2 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the views from Meric River Bridge, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, then see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and finally look for gifts at Renk Mis Sabun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, then examine the collection at Edirne Archeology Museum, then explore the world behind art at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip itinerary planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Edirne is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Gallipoli

— 2 nights
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Edirne to Gallipoli in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Gallipoli in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, then look for gifts at Socrates, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gun Batimi Plaji. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at D-Marin Turgutreis, then kick back and relax at Mor Plaj, then get outside with Aquapro Dive Center, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Selcuk to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.
Step out of Marmaris with an excursion to Iztuzu Beach 2 in Dalyan--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, examine the collection at Marmaris Balevi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, Marmaris is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saklikent Milli Parki and then trek along The Lycian Way.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz vacation planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

Plan my day in Pamukkale using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo, slough off your stress at Q Spa & Wellness, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, then make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, and finally admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manavgat route planning app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Manavgat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Manavgat are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Theme Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

Find out how to plan Goreme trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Manavgat to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manavgat in September: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 33°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 5 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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

Find out how to plan Istanbul trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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.