32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Trabzon
— 2 nights
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Alanya
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Cirali
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 11 nights
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Istanbul
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Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Varlibas Atapark Shopping Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Avrupali Pazari (Russian Bazaar), and then relax and rejuvenate at Meydan hamami.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trabzon online holiday builder.

Khartoum, Sudan to Trabzon is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Khartoum to Trabzon is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Khartoum in November; daily highs in Trabzon reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Alanya.

Things to do in Trabzon

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Visiting Scuba Turtle Diving and Manavgat Waterfall will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Alara Grand Bazaar and KonaklI Time Center. Get out of town with these interesting Alanya side-trips: Manavgat (Adventure-Park Manavgat Oymapinar & Dickman Textile). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, take in breathtaking views at Sapadere Kanyonu, contemplate the long history of Hamaxia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alanya trip builder website.

Fly from Trabzon to Alanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Do your shopping at TerraCity and Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery. Get outdoors at Carya Golf Club and Mermerli Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Sueno Hotels Golf Belek (in Belek) and Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki (in Korkuteli). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Antalya Golf Club, take a stroll through Ataturk Boulevard, and stop by Kaleici.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Cirali.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirali

— 3 nights
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Visiting Chimaera and Cirali Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Bucht Von Adrasan and Karaoz Sahili. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympos Diving Center (in Olympos) and Suluada (in Kumluca). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Korsan Koyu and contemplate the long history of Olympos Archeological Site.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cirali road trip site.

You can drive from Antalya to Cirali in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Lions Tomb, then kick back and relax at Patara Plajı, then explore the ancient world of Arch of Triumph, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, and finally stop by Silver Harmoni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kas online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cirali to Kas takes 2.5 hours. In November in Kas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 4 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Calis Beach. Head to Erasta and Gallery Izfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fethiye: Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme) and Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area & Dalyan Cami). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and hike along The Lycian Way.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amos Beach, hunt for treasures at Turunc Pazari, stop by Kurt Jewellery, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and finally head outdoors with Dolphin-Park Marmaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carian Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, then see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, and finally slough off your stress at Emre Beach Hotel.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 11 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.
Do your shopping at Aquamall AVM and Forum Camlik. Step out of the city life by going to Hierapolis and Kaklik Cave. Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Lisinia Doga (in Burdur), Denizli (Karahayit Aglayan Kaya, Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, &more) and Karun Alisveris Merkezi (in Usak). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Halic.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.