32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manavgat tour itinerary maker tool.

Doha, Qatar to Manavgat is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in August, with highs in Manavgat at 41°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Antalya

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye) and Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Kaleici, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

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Drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme attractions planning website.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, stop by Ortakoy, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

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Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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 7th (Tue), Head underground at Kaklik Cave and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Selcuk

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 13th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter and then discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mor Plaj and then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bodrum City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bodrum City, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 3 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
When in Marmaris, make a side trip to see Iztuzu Beach 2 in Dalyan, approximately Dalyan away. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Marmaris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oludeniz: Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Gocek). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, stroll through Calis Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Oludeniz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kas

— 2 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Pebble Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kas holiday planning website.

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.