32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Urgup
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Marmaris
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

5
nights
Urgup

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peri Bacalari and Red Valley. Cappadocia Art & History Museum and Soganli Valley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Urgup with an excursion to Selime Monastery in Guzelyurt--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Devrent Valley, ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, and delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Urgup trip planner .

Istanbul to Urgup is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Urgup. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Avanos, Selime Monastery, Devrent Valley, Kocabag Winery
Highlights from your plan
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari
Red Valley ©
Red Valley

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Akarca Sahili and Claros Plaji. Get some cultural insight at Camlik Locomotive Museum and Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Selcuk: Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Golcuk Golu (in Odemis). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, see the interesting displays at TCDD Tren Muzesi, get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum, and make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Urgup to Selcuk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in June, expect Selcuk to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Golcuk Golu, Magnesia Antik Kenti, Akarca Sahili, Claros Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Camlik Locomotive Museum ©
Camlik Locomotive Museum
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Trajan's Fountain ©
Trajan's Fountain

4
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Visit Ovabuku PlajI and Yaliciftlik Sahili for some beach relaxation. Visiting Bardakci Cove and Aspat Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bodrum City: Datca Vineyard & Winery (in Datca) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Icmeler). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Xuma Beach Club, step off the mainland to explore Orak Adasi, explore the ancient world of Pedasa Antique City, and do a tasting at Karnas Vineyards.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Datca, Scuba & Snorkeling, Yaliciftlik Sahili
Highlights from your plan
Ovabuku PlajI ©
Ovabuku PlajI
Scuba & Snorkeling
Karnas Vineyards ©
Karnas Vineyards

4
nights
Marmaris

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palamutbükü Plajı and Oren Sahili. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Carian rock tombs. Go for a jaunt from Marmaris to Akyaka to see Azmak Nehri about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Datca Peninsula, look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, enjoy the sand and surf at Incekum, and pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in June since evenings lows in Marmaris dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Icmeler, Azmak Nehri, Oren Sahili, Lake Koycegiz, Palamutbükü Plajı
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Palamutbükü Plajı ©
Palamutbükü Plajı
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds

4
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Gizlikent Selalesi. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Tlos. Change things up with these side-trips from Fethiye: Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (in Dalyan), Sarsala Koyu (in Dalaman) and Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, trek along The Lycian Way, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fethiye trip planner .

You can drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Fethiye sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Istuzu Beach, Sarsala Koyu, Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Sarigerme Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Narr Beach and Korsan Koyu. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI and Cinarlar Plaji. Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Patara (Patara Amphitheatre & Arch of Triumph), Demre (Kale) (Santa Claus Museum, Sura Ancient City, & more) and Arykanda Antik Kenti (in Finike). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Gelidonya Feneri, take in the exciting artwork at LikyaArt, explore the ancient world of Kral Mezari, and kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kas trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Demre (Kale), Patara, Arykanda Antik Kenti, Gelidonya Feneri, Korsan Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Arykanda ©
Arykanda
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Arykanda Antik Kenti ©
Arykanda Antik Kenti

2
nights
Alanya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hamaxia, then explore the stunning scenery at Sapadere Kanyonu, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrk. Kulliye Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kas to Alanya by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Manavgat
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi
Turkish Baths

5
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cirali Beach and Adrasan Sahili. Get outdoors at Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki and TahtalI Dagi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Olympos Ruins (in Olympos), Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami (in Beldibi) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, walk around Ataturk ParkI, and delve into the distant past at Termessos Ruins.

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Getting from Alanya to Antalya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Antalya are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kemer, Manavgat, Olympos Ruins, Adrasan Sahili, Carya Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Adrasan Sahili ©
Adrasan Sahili

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