30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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30 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  14​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
7
Icmeler
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Cirali
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Kusadasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

4
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.
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Fairy Chimneys and Özkonak Underground City. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme day trip tool .

Pune, India to Goreme is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Kocabag Winery, Guray Museum
Highlights from your plan
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and finally admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Goreme to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, then delve into the distant past at Carian rock tombs, and then take a stroll through Datca Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, then look for gifts at Pasha Fine Jewelery, then kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Halici Ahmet Urkay.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marmaris trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi ©
Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach
Pasha Fine Jewelery ©
Pasha Fine Jewelery

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 9th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then look for gifts at Moden Leather Shop, and then kick back and relax at Kumbahce Sahili.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bodrum City sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Bodrum City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Gun Batimi Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bibliotheque de Celsus and Ephesus Terrace Houses. Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, Selcuk is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Magnesia Antik Kenti, Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Ulu Cami and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Istanbul: Bursa (Green Tomb & Koza Hani) and Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Istanbul fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in October since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bursa, Asaf Family Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Icmeler

Icmeler ©
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icmeler Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Amos Beach and Carian Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Icmeler to go to Datca and see Datca Vineyard & Winery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds and stroll through Turunc Sahil.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Icmeler journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Icmeler in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, Icmeler is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Turunc, Carian Trail, Datca Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cirali

Cirali ©
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Olympos Ruins, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimaera, and then kick back and relax at Cirali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Simena, then kick back and relax at Kekova Sound, and then delve into the distant past at Sura Ancient City.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cirali travel app .

You can drive from Icmeler to Cirali in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Icmeler in October, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Cirali. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Demre (Kale), Olympos Ruins, Korsan Koyu, Kekova Sound
Highlights from your plan
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Chimaera ©
Chimaera

3
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Herakleia, stroll through Sevgi Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands Beach, kick back and relax at Altinkum Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilek National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kusadasi trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Cirali to Kusadasi with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cirali to Kusadasi. While traveling from Cirali, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kusadasi, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Herakleia, Altinkum Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dilek National Park ©
Dilek National Park
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach
Herakleia ©
Herakleia

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