31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Ankara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Urgup
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Exeter

2
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Edirne: Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli) and Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque, appreciate the history behind Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, and examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edirne trip itinerary planner .

Exeter, UK to Edirne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Exeter to Edirne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ataturk Evi, 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

2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and then appreciate the history behind Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and then don't miss a visit to Hellas Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gallipoli planner .

Traveling by car from Edirne to Gallipoli takes 2.5 hours. In December in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial

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: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Selcuk travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Selcuk takes 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

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

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nur Camii (in Kirikkale) and CamlIdere Baraji (in Camlidere). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Anitkabir, don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, look for gifts at Mohair&Angora Flagship Store, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara online trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Pamukkale to Ankara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Ankara, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

CamlIdere Baraji, Nur Camii
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
CamlIdere Baraji ©
CamlIdere Baraji

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, & more).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt trip planner .

Drive from Ankara to Guzelyurt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Urgup.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, classes, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Urgup day trip planner.

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Urgup in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Urgup are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Bezirhane Pottery, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
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 as 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), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

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. When traveling from Urgup in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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