32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 1 night
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bodrum City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cesme
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive
8
Eskisehir
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilecik
— 1 day
Drive
10
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 10 nights
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Ankara

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ankara is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Ankara due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: high temperatures in Ankara hover around 22°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Nightlife · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Ankara to Goreme by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in June: highs in Goreme hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Alanya

— 3 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Alanya is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach, steep yourself in history at Hamaxia, explore the fascinating underground world of Damlatas Caves, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alanya itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Goreme to Alanya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Marmaris

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and finally look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Sedir Island, then make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris journey planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Marmaris in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 5 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bodrum City: Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum), Datca (Kocamaar Ciftligi, HayItbuku PlajI, &more) and Didim (Temple of Apollo & Miletus). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Yahsi Beach, and look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bodrum City tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marmaris in July since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesme

— 2 nights
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Gemici Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilica Plaji, then find something for the whole family at Aqua Toy City, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Cesme Marina.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cesme trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Cesme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Cesme. When traveling from Bodrum City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cesme: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Izmir

— 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Izmir tour builder tool.

Drive from Cesme to Izmir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Cesme to Izmir is 1 hour. Traveling from Cesme in July, things will get slightly colder in Izmir: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmir

Neighborhoods

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eskisehir using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Eskisehir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Izmir, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eskisehir, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 16°C. You will leave for Bilecik on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Bilecik

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dursun FakIh Turbesi, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, and then see the interesting displays at Sogut Museum.

Plan trip to Bilecik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Eskisehir to Bilecik in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Eskisehir in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bilecik, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Bilecik

Historic Sites · Museums

Bursa

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isabey CAMii. On the next day, explore the activities along Golyazi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, and then pause for some photo ops at Tombs of Osman and Orhan.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bursa trip planning site.

Drive from Bilecik to Bursa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Istanbul

— 10 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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Taksim Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Istanbul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.