30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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30 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h
2
Canakkale
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Marmaris
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Istanbul

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ulu Cami and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Fatih Mosque and Complex and Pierre Loti Tepesi will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Ballikayalar Tabiat Parki (in Gebze). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, wander the streets of Eminonu Square, and visit Beyoglu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballikayalar Tabiat Parki, Delmece Yaylasi, Ulu Cami
Highlights from your plan
Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Fatih Mosque and Complex ©
Fatih Mosque and Complex
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

7
nights
Canakkale

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Get some cultural insight at Gallipoli National Park and Troy (Truva). We've included these beaches for you: Geyikli Halk Plaji and Ayana Plaji. Get out of town with these interesting Canakkale side-trips: Erikli Sahili (in Kesan), Bozcaada (Bozcaada, Cayir Koyu, &more) and Canakkale Destani Tanitim Merkezi (in Eceabat). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cicekli Bahce Beach Garden, stroll through Zargana Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bolayir Gazi Suleymanpasa Camii, and hunt for treasures at Aynali Carsi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canakkale day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Canakkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Canakkale are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Canakkale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bozcaada, Gallipoli, Canakkale Destani Tanitim Merkezi, Cicekli Bahce Beach Garden, Erikli Sahili
Highlights from your plan
Beylik Koyu ©
Beylik Koyu
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Bozcaada ©
Bozcaada

4
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Lower Duden Waterfalls and ZeytintasI MagarasI. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaleici and Phaselis. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo), Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami (in Beldibi) and Olbia Park (in Kemer). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Aspendos Ruins and Theater, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip maker.

Fly from Canakkale to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Antalya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kemer, Serik, Manavgat
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

1
night
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, stroll through Kleopatra Beach, and then Head underground at Dim Cave.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alanya trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Antalya to Alanya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave

2
nights
Kas

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.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lions Tomb, enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı, and then stroll through Kekova Sound.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kas trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Alanya to Kas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Kas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patara Plajı, Kekova Sound
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patara Plajı ©
Patara Plajı
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kaunos and Caunos Tombs of the Kings. We've included these beaches for you: Iztuzu Beach 2 and Karaincir Plaji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marmaris: Istuzu Beach (in Ortaca), Dalyan (Dalyan Cami & Lycian Rock Tombs) and Datca (Akvaryum Koyu & Kocamaar Ciftligi). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Marmaris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Marmaris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marmaris are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan, Icmeler, Datca, Marmaris Milli Parki, Karaincir Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Kaunos ©
Kaunos

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, and then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Cittantica Ephesus Park, take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planning website.

Drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Selcuk are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Sirince Koyu ©
Sirince Koyu

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