31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
1
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Ankara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Urgup
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Oslo, Norway

3
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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pamukkale road trip planning site .

Oslo, Norway to Pamukkale is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo to Pamukkale, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laodikeia
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

5
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk route maker .

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
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 10th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then walk around Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI. On your second day here, hike along The Lycian Way, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in December; daily highs in Oludeniz reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI ©
Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI

3
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Step out of Ankara with an excursion to CamlIdere Baraji in Camlidere--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, stop by Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories, get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Oludeniz to Ankara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Oludeniz, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

CamlIdere Baraji
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
CamlIdere Baraji ©
CamlIdere Baraji

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guzelyurt: Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church, Uzumlu Kilise, & more).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guzelyurt trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ankara to Guzelyurt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Urgup.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Derinkuyu
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

5
nights
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.
Step out of Urgup with an excursion to Gore Harabeleri in Gore--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, look for all kinds of wild species at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, and get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Urgup trip builder tool .

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Urgup in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Goreme, Guray Museum, Alaturca Taner, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

6
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Edirne

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Go for a jaunt from Edirne to Uzunkopru to see Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, and examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Edirne trip planner .

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu)
Highlights from your plan
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

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