31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Bolu
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Edirne
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Take a break from the city and head to Golcuk Tabiat Parki and Mountain Bolu. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Lake Abant Nature Park. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi and explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bolu tour itinerary planner.

Ankara to Bolu is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Istanbul

— 6 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Taksim Square, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and visit Ortakoy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit site.

You can drive from Bolu to Istanbul in 3 hours. In March in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Edirne

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Mihal Camii, wander the streets of Karaagac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, then soak in style at Saray Hamami, then browse the range of quality goods at Renk Mis Sabun, and finally admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque. On the next day, admire the striking features of Uc Serefeli Camii and then wander the streets of Istasyon Caddesi.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Edirne travel route planning app.

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Edirne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Bursa

— 4 nights
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Kardanadam and Uludag Ski Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bursa: Uludag Ski Resort (in Uludag National Park), Su Dusen Selalesi (in Termal) and Oylat Thermal Spring (in Inegol). The adventure continues: trek along Delmece Yaylasi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, don't miss a visit to Hamzabey Camii, and visit Cumalikizik.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bursa travel route planning app.

Drive from Edirne to Bursa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bursa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and delve into the distant past at Public Latrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bursa to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, hike along The Lycian Way, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fethiye trip builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Fethiye are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Antalya

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lower Duden Waterfalls and Carya Golf Club. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Side (Q Spa & Wellness & Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)) and Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and do a tasting at Kavaklidere Anatolian Wines.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Fethiye to Antalya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Escape the urban bustle at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, slough off your stress at Panoramic Cave Spa, steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in March, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 16°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.