32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Dalyan
— 3 nights
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights

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Manavgat

Manavgat ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaleici and Temple of Apollo. Appreciate the collections at Antalya Muzesi and Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manavgat: Diving Center Falcons (in Avsallar), Alanya (Kleopatra Beach & Kizilkule) and Lower Duden Waterfalls (in Antalya). There's much more to do: slough off your stress at Q Spa & Wellness, get outside with Active Nature Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manavgat day trip app.

Istanbul to Manavgat is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Manavgat hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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Q Spa & Wellness
5.0
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Architectural Building
Temple of Apollo
4.5

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Kas

Kas ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kaputas Beach and Patara Plajı. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sunken City Ruins of Simena and Patara Antik Kenti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Arch of Triumph (in Patara), Kekova (Island of Kekova & Tersane Koyu) and Demre (Kale) (Sura Ancient City & Kekova Sound). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with Fly Lycia Paragliding, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thalia, kick back and relax at Narr Beach, and browse the exhibits of Tugra Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Fly Lycia Paragliding
4.8

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, stroll around Oludeniz, then see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, and finally look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): test your team's savvy at Hotel Room Escape, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Team Joseph, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Popular historic sites such as Kaunos and Carian rock tombs are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gallery Iz and Lycian Rock Tombs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalyan: Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme) and Sarsala Koyu (in Dalaman). There's much more to do: stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2, contemplate the waterfront views at Sulungur Golu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Istuzu Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan tour planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Ruin
Kaunos
4.6
Beach
Istuzu Beach
4.5

2
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Icmeler

Icmeler ©
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Ruby, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, get a new perspective on things with Sila Nur - 3, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turunc Sahil.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Icmeler trip planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Icmeler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dalyan to Icmeler. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dalyan in October since evenings lows in Icmeler dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Spa
Spas
4.8

4
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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of St. Peter and Ender Guzey Museum ARThill. Visiting Aquapro Dive Center and Oren PlajI will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bodrum City side-trips: Palamutbuku (Palamutbükü Plajı & Akvaryum PlajI) and HayItbuku PlajI (in Datca). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yaliciftlik Sahili, stroll through Bitez Beach, cool off at Mor Plaj, and raise your glass at Tuna Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip builder.

You can drive from Icmeler to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Bodrum City due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Let the collections at Ephesus Museum and Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, and surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk tour app.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Bodrum City in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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Cemetery
Anatolia Cemetery
4.4

5
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, visit Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Istanbul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

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Basilica Cistern
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Hagia Sophia
4.7

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Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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 BellaTurca Travel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Uchisar Castle. When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Kayaardi Baglari in Nigde, approximately Nigde away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

You can plan Goreme trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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