30 days in Turkey & Genzano di Roma Itinerary

30 days in Turkey & Genzano di Roma Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Genzano di Roma, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Gocek, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

10
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and stop by Ortakoy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In June in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Genzano di Roma.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
nights
Genzano di Roma, Italy

Genzano di Roma ©
Genzano di Roma is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, in the Lazio region of central Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di Sant'Oliva (in Cori), Fiume Cavata (in Sermoneta) and Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina). There's much more to do: cool off at Le Palme, learn about winemaking at Rutuli Vineyard, admire the striking features of Santuario Oracolare della Fortuna Primigenia, and see the interesting displays at Fango e Sudore - Il museo del Rugby.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Genzano di Roma travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Genzano di Roma. Traveling from Istanbul to Genzano di Roma, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Genzano di Roma can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Genzano di Roma

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Castel Gandolfo, Pomezia, Palestrina, Ariccia, Velletri
Highlights from your plan
Giardino di Ninfa ©
Giardino di Ninfa
Kayaking & Canoeing
Aviator Paintball Park ©
Aviator Paintball Park

5
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Genzano di Roma to Selcuk. Traveling from Genzano di Roma to Selcuk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Genzano di Roma in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

3
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pamukkale: Bagbasi Mesire Yeri (in Denizli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale journey planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Gocek.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bagbasi Mesire Yeri, Aphrodisias
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

1
night
Gocek, Turkey

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Epoca Carpet and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Gocek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Gocek in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Gocek

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Epoca Carpet ©
Epoca Carpet

5
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & St.Theodore Church) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Gocek to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gocek in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Urgup, Avanos, Kocabag Winery, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

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