30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey attractions planner

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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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 with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, get outside with Troy Tours, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Selcuk is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City itinerary builder 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bodrum City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Spas (in Ortaca). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, cast your line with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siteler Sirinyer Cami, and kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris online trip maker.

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 a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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 11th (Sat), stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, walk around Oludeniz, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Demre (Kale) (Arykanda & Sura Ancient City), Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Spa Marin Collection) and Kekova (Island of Kekova, Sunken City Ruins of Simena, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kas road trip planning site.

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Kas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online holiday builder.

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Manavgat

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manavgat side-trips: Alanya (Kleopatra Beach & Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi) and Diving Center Falcons (in Avsallar). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, make a trip to Tyche Tapinagi, and ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manavgat itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Manavgat in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

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, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Pasabag, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme online itinerary planner.

Fly from Manavgat to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Goreme is a bit cooler than Manavgat - with highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.