31 days in Turkey & South Korea Itinerary

31 days in Turkey & South Korea Itinerary

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Selcuk, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
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Urgup, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Ephesus Museum and TCDD Tren Muzesi. Popular historic sites such as Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, visit Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, and examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip maker website.

Izmir to Selcuk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in July; daily highs in Selcuk reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

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 6th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.3
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4

1
night
Oludeniz, Turkey

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz vacation builder site.

Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Chez Galip and Guray Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Urgup: Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri) and Gore Harabeleri (in Gore). There's much more to do: get outside with Royal Balloon, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Urgup travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oludeniz to Urgup takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oludeniz in July since evenings lows in Urgup dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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History Museum
Goreme Open-Air Museum
4.3

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, stop by Taksim Square, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

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Fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in July, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then examine the collection at Busan Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Busan day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Busan takes 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Busan. In July in Busan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some historical perspective at Gwaneumsa Temple and Bulsari Tapsa Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Iho Tewoo Beach, see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum, and take a stroll through Black Pork Street.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jeju route app.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hamdeok Beach
4.5

6
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at National Folk Museum of Korea and National Museum of Korea. Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and steep yourself in history at Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun).

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Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Historic Site
DMZ Haemaru Village
4.3

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