31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Urgup
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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. When in Edirne, make a side trip to see Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) in Uzunkopru, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and snap pictures at Meric River Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edirne trip itinerary builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Edirne is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Montreal to Edirne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, take in the history at Gallipoli National Park, and then stroll the grounds of 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and then make a trip to Hellas Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gallipoli planning app .

Traveling by car from Edirne to Gallipoli takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eceabat
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial
57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi ©
57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi

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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk tour website .

Getting from Gallipoli to Selcuk by car takes about 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gallipoli in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, hike along The Lycian Way and then explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip maker site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Parasailing & Paragliding

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, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, and stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning tool .

Drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Guzelyurt: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uzumlu Kilise, & more).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guzelyurt day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Guzelyurt in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) 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 Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Urgup trip planner .

Traveling by car from Guzelyurt to Urgup takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Urgup are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Guray Museum, Kaymakli Underground City
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

7
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Urgup, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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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